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Reid: Don’t Name Stuff After Hastert

Hastert in 2003. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Hastert in 2003. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says it may be time to change the name of the “Hastert rule.” Republicans’ informal policy to move legislation only if it’s supported by a majority of the majority is named after former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., who pleaded guilty Wednesday in Chicago to evading bank reporting requirements as part of a hush money scheme.  

“I think they should come up with a new name,” the Nevada Democrat told reporters Wednesday. “I don’t think ‘Hastert rule’ is a good name.”

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