From Connecticut Post:

James Wallner of the R Street Institute says in a Roll Call podcast that as the Senate continues to erode its governing rules it becomes harder and harder for them to perform their primary function — to adjudicate the concerns of the citizens. And, their willingness to go down this road demonstrates their lack of interest in actually doing the job they were elected to do.

“You need rules to do that — to help regulate the process,” he says. “You are seeing now with this repeated (erosion of rules) no desire to adjudicate or debate.”