Originally Posted by jettio
How long has this pro forma tactic been used?
I thought the article stated that Harry Reid was the first leader to do it.
Without researching it, my understanding is that Reid was the first to use it FOR THIS PURPOSE... but the practice has been around for ages.
What Direckshun wants is for the Executive Branch to be able to interpret Senate rules in any way that meets their needs. A dangerous and stupid idea. Par for the course for him.