The U.S. Senate failed Monday evening to resolve threats by Democrats to change the chamber’s rules governing presidential appointees, but several senators emerged from the rare closed-door meeting impressed by the exchange — and eager to do it again.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.). (Photo by Mark Humphrey/AP)
“It was a great debate; it was certainly one of the high points of my time here," said Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who joined the Senate in January. "Hearing people actually stand up and talk and actually make compelling arguments and listen and learn, it’s the way it ought to work."
“We should do it more often,” said Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.).