Mitch McConnell is now threatening to make Senators stay in town if there are any meaningful changes to the filibuster.
We pay Senators $174,000.00 a year in salary, and they are in for 3 days a week.
If they have to stay near for a quorum call or the like, they still are not the most overworked blokes out there.
Also, one of the proposals requires that the people supporting a filibuster, i.e. Mitch's evil minions™, would have to stay in town, not the Democrats.
A Senate operating in the "nuclear winter" Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promises if the filibuster is eliminated is one in which lawmakers face incessant roll calls and other inconveniences turning their comfortable lives into a living hell.
Why it matters: In employing apocalyptic language to warn about a "scorched-earth" response, the Kentucky Republican is trying to scare Democrats away from the tool they're considering to break through the GOP's own political obstinance.
Oh, dear, making it so that Senators need to remain nearby.
What a f%$#ing horror.