'I wouldn’t put up with some of the stuff that they’re doing,' said Lott, a former Republican Senate majority leader, speaking at a Monitor breakfast with Tom Daschle, a Democratic former Senate majority leader.
Now that he's got the power role he's always wanted, the Senate dealmaker must navigate between a rebellious G.O.P. and a legacy-minded president.
The Founders imagined Congress as a place were legislators could assemble and collectively shape the bills that would become law. That's not happening anymore. A few powerful people control the process.
President Obama on Friday is expected to announce details of his long-awaited executive moves on immigration. Nevada is the home state of soon-to-be Senate minority leader Harry Reid, who faces a very tough reelection fight in 2016.