Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) told TPM on Thursday afternoon that he will vote for the filibuster deal negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
“The rules change doesn’t really do a lot,” Isakson told TPM. “It certainly preserves the 60-vote threshold, preserves the blue slip procedure. It preserves the filibuster. And that’s important heritage for the Senate.”
He added: “I think the nuclear option would have been disastrous for the Senate. If we can avoid the nuclear option that’s what we ought to do.”