Letters | The Sequestration Follies

Sununu’s sense of the Senate speaks volumes

John E. Sununu brings nothing new to the sequester debate (“D.C.’s version of ‘Who’s on First,’ ” Op-ed, March 4). His extreme partisanship is exquisitely on display. When he speaks of finding the necessary votes for passage of any bill, his arithmetic is a simple majority of 218 for the House but 60 for the Senate, which is not a simple majority but the votes necessary for cloture.

That the Senate now requires a supermajority for passage of legislation has created a tyranny of the minority that has greatly contributed to the current stalemate.

That Sununu considers it standard operating procedure suggests his utter lack of interest in Congress actually addressing our nation’s problems.

Carol Fernandez

Newton Centre