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Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) will force readings of both a nuclear arms treaty and $1.1 trillion spending bill that could eat up hours of the remaining lame-duck Congress.

DeMint will invoke a senatorial privilege to ask that texts of both the New START Treaty and the 2011 omnibus spending bill be read aloud on the Senate floor.

The readings could take seven to 12 hours to verbalize the START Treaty, while the omnibus could take 40 to 60 hours, according to a spokesman for DeMint.

The solution, of course, is to have like 5,000 people in the chamber each reading one page simultaneously. Or for Harry Reid to just let out one loud yelp and tell his colleagues that he said the entirety of these things in only one second. PROVE IT, DEMINT.

UPDATE: DeMint has apparently called it all off. Why? Is this sort of thing going to suddenly start looking bad for the Republicans? [The Hill]

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