Senator Mitch McConnell said Harry Reid is bringing the "culture of intimidation that we've seen at the IRS" to the Senate:
"What I fear is the majority leader is working his way toward breaking his word to the Senate and to the American people, and blowing up this institution, and making it extremely difficult for us to operate on the collegial basis we've operated on for over 200 years," said McConnell. "He wants to have no debate. Do what I say, and do it now. This is the culture of intimidation that we've seen at the IRS, that we've seen at HHS, at the FEC, at the SEC. And now here in the Senate. Do what I say when I say it. Sit down, shut up. Or we'll change the rules. We'll break rules to change the rules."