Think Life in a Filibuster-Free Senate Will Drive John McCain Into Retirement? Think Again.

The Senate’s “maverick”, John McCain, was angry Thursday, repeatedly lamenting Democratic leaders for ditching the famed filibuster for judicial and executive branch nominees. But if you think the “nuclear option” is a last straw for the longtime Arizona Republican that will prevent the 79-year-old, five-term senator to opt against running for another term, think again.