Partisanship and Senate

Ira Shapiro, author of a book on the U.S. Senate, The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis, and other experts on the subject… read more

Partisanship and Senate Ira Shapiro, author of a book on the U.S. Senate, The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis, and other experts on the subject talked about partisanship in the chamber and its future. Mr. Shapiro in his comments said a slow decline in the Senate began in the 80s and then hastened with the ascension to leadership of former Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and current Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ( R-KY). He called Senator McConnell “the premier political strategist of our era....Unfortunately, he’s used that power and his political skills solely as a partisan.” Molly Reynolds in her presentation said that dysfunction in the Senate increased as control of the chamber in the 80s began to alter each election cycle between Democrats and Republicans, leading to less incentive for parties to work together. close

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 05, 2018 | 10:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 11, 2018 | 2:09am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Feb 05, 2018 | 10:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 05, 2018 | 11:40am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Feb 06, 2018 | 12:35am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 06, 2018 | 12:40am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Feb 06, 2018 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 06, 2018 | 8:27am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 06, 2018 | 12:35pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 06, 2018 | 10:37pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 07, 2018 | 4:16am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 11, 2018 | 2:09am EST | C-SPAN 1
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