Finally, conservatives across the country have something to genuinely appreciate former Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid for – eliminating the filibuster, thereby allowing the Senate to approve judicial nominees with a simple majority. (Daily Wire)

Since the GOP currently holds a slim 51-49 majority, the fact that a simple majority is all that they need to approve a Supreme Court justice means that a true conservative can be confirmed to the court.

Reid had acted so that former President Barack Obama could gain confirmation of three picks to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, feeling that the GOP had obstructed those selections.

At the time, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had presciently warned Reid, “You’ll regret this, and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think.”


But Reid was adamant, and issued a deathless tweet that may now come back to haunt him:


Today, conservatives couldn’t be happier:

For the first time since 1934, a decisive conservative majority on the Supreme Court is within our grasp.

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