FLASHBACK: Biden on Nuclear Option: ‘It’s a Fundamental Power Grab’


On May 23rd, 2005, then Senator Joe Biden stressed the importance of the nuclear option declaring “I think this is the single most significant vote anyone of us will cast in my 32 years in the Senate.” Biden went onto call the GOP’s talk of a nuclear option ‘a fundamental power grab.’

However, with the Democrats holding a Senate majority Biden has changed his position on the nuclear option: