Retirees

Bayh: Change the Filibuster

Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana is finally ready to take some interesting stands… right as he’s heading out the door. The retiring senator called for filibuster reform on Wednesday shortly after Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) declared himself “totally opposed” to such a thing. Asked by Andrea Mitchell if he would support reform, Bayh said, “I think this is something we need to do. Perhaps looking at changing the threshold once again down to 55. Perhaps saying things like administration appointees other than the various highest ones should not be subject to the filibuster, because it just brought the process to a halt and the public is suffering.”