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.”
Revenge, sweet glorious revenge.
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) June 27, 2018
But Reid was adamant, and issued a deathless tweet that may now come back to haunt him:
— Iron#MAGA (@JHull95195727) June 27, 2018
Today, conservatives couldn’t be happier:
No, thank YOU, Senator Reid https://t.co/akqNSrX8rt
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 27, 2018
The tweet of a man who believed that the Democrats would win forever. https://t.co/e50PpZ9NvY
— David French (@DavidAFrench) June 27, 2018
Funny old world sometimes, innit? https://t.co/96o76mCV8d
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) June 27, 2018
😂😂😂 Oh how well this tweet aged. https://t.co/dF6qkmAVne
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) June 27, 2018
Good political lesson: whatever precedent you change to benefit your party eventually benefits the other party too. https://t.co/dApIZTFlrT
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 27, 2018
For the first time since 1934, a decisive conservative majority on the Supreme Court is within our grasp.