Reid: Don’t Name Stuff After Hastert

Hastert in 2003. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Hastert in 2003. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Posted October 29, 2015 at 10:33am

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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