The Daily Caller recently reported that “In 2013, Sen. Reid and other Democrats pushed forward with a rule change dubbed the “nuclear option” to eliminate filibusters for all presidential nominations except Supreme Court justices. This means that a simple majority of 51 votes instead of 60 votes is necessary to confirm executive office appointments.”
The Republicans now easily have a simple majority. Despite all the calls by Democrat constituents to oppose Trump’s nominees, the Dems are powerless. This is all because the Dems played dictator in 2013.
This is a message to both parties… Stop tweaking the rules to be in your favor. One party doesn’t remain in power forever.
In 2008, the Democrats swept the Presidency, House, and Senate. However, only two short years later they lost the House. A few years after that, they lost the Senate. The same will eventually happen to Republicans.
Congressional actions like the “nuclear option” degrade the rule of law and break trust in our government. The chickens always come home to roost. For this round, it’s the Democrats that will pay dearly.