Wicker, McCain hailed for meeting on bipartisan deal

Republican U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and John McCain were praised Tuesday by Democrats for their roles in pushing for a meeting in Washington that resulted in a bipartisan deal to prevent “the nuclear option” from being invoked.

The agreement avoids Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan to change filibuster rules, which would have made it easier for the Senate and its Democratic majority to approve President Barack Obama’s nominees for executive-branch posts.

The nuclear option is controversial.

Sun Herald