Will Republicans Bring Back the Filibuster?

A Republican majority in Senate may be tempted to reinstate 60-vote rule on nominations.
President Barack Obama could rush to get Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez confirmed as attorney general.

Eric Holder has announced his resignation and President Barack Obama needs a new attorney general. As Byron York notes, one option would be to nominate Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and push for confirmation during the lame-duck session of Congress. Perez would probably be defeated by a party-line vote after the next Senate is seated in January, at least if Republicans win a majority. York is probably correct; Perez was confirmed for labor on a party-line vote.

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