Democrats’ shortsightedness is coming back to haunt them. Never in their political crystal ball did they see the possibility of Republican control of the White House AND Congress before they opted to change Senate rules to limit debate. Now they’re regretting it.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “At This Hour,” Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) stated that he regretted Democratic rule changes regarding filibusters on nominees “because it would have been a terrific speed bump, potential emergency break, to have in our system to slow down the confirmation of extreme nominees.”
Coons said that thanks to rule changes Democrats made, “The filibuster no longer acts as an emergency break on the nomination –.”
When asked if he regretted that rule change, Coons answered, “I do regret that. I frankly, think many of us will regret that in this Congress, because it would have been a terrific speed bump, potential emergency break, to have in our system to slow down the confirmation of extreme nominees.”