Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) acted like a "bully" when he invoked the "nuclear option" to eliminate the filibuster on Thursday, according to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).
"I think what we really need is an anti-bullying ordinance in the Senate," Paul told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "I mean, now we've got a big bully, Harry Reid says he's just going to break the rules and make new rules. Never been done this way before."
Democrats voted against upholding filibuster rules, rendering only a simple majority of votes necessary to end a filibuster, with the exception of Supreme Court nominees.
But Paul argued the D.C. Circuit Court doesn't face a heavy enough case load to merit confirming President Barack Obama's judicial nominees, whose filibusters prompted Reid to resort to the "nuclear option." He also accused the majority leader of moving on rules reform in order to distract from problems plaguing the Affordable Care Act.
"He's got to have everything his way, he's got to control everything," Paul said of Reid. "This is more about them trying to control the agenda and shift it away from Obamacare than it is anything else."