“When Democrats were in the minority, they argued strenuously for the very thing they now say we will have to do without. Namely… extended debate on lifetime appointments. In other words, they believe that one set of rules should apply to them, and another set to everybody else. He may have just as well have said ‘If you like the rules of the Senate, you can keep them.’”
These are Senator Mitch McConnell’s words this morning just before taking a beating on a vote to remove the use of the filibuster to block presidential appointments, overturning a decades-old precedent that gave the minority party unique leverage on nominations. The Republicans have filibustered three highly qualified nominees recently.
Perhaps Mitch McConnell would like to take a step back in history and listen to his own speech given in 2005. He may learn that prior to this vote, Republican Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell actually supported the nuclear option while his party was in the majority.
h/t: Freakout Nation