Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell debate the GOP's decision to make a change to rules reducing the length of post-Cloture debate time of federal district court judges and sub-Cabinet nominations from 30 hours to two hours. Before the first vote on the proposal, the two leaders spoke on the floor.
NUCLEAR OPTION TRIGGERED: Senate votes 51-48 to change the rules and cut debate time for certain nominations from 30 hours to 2 hours.— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 3, 2019
The move was led by Mitch McConnell; all Republicans except Susan Collins and Mike Lee voted to nuke the rules. Kamala Harris was absent.