Reid will have to go “nuclear” to confirm Yellen?

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Looks like had Reid not changed the 200 year old Senate rules late last year Ms. Yellen might not have been confirmed. It appears that at least 40 Senators would have voted against her confirmation, but since there is no filibuster in this situation, 50% of the Senate can confirm the new Fed Chair as opposed to the 60% of past years.

For the record Ron Paul said in November that this was the reason for Reid’s move. The video is below.