‘For me, but not for thee’ is the mantra we all knew the Democrats would use if their majority ever waned in either houses of Congress. But those days are here and they sure do seem to regret ever diminishing the filibuster…like we said they would.
Democratic Senator Chris Coons, in particular, is now feeling the pain as Trump nominees come up for confirmation in 2017.
From The Washington Free Beacon:
Senator Chris Coons (D., Del.) said on CNN Tuesday that he regrets the rule change Senate Democrats made to the nomination process.
“The filibuster no longer acts as an emergency brake on the nomination,” Coons said.
The senator was questioned on the nomination process and the rule changes that senate Democrats had made in order to keep Republicans from derailing their selected nominees.
Coons admitted that Democrats had watered down the nomination process after Kate Bolduan mentioned that Republican’s could now take advantage of the simpler consent process.
“I do regret that. Frankly I 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,” Coons said.
Coons continued saying that blocking President-Elect Trump’s appointments now came down to the will of the American people, arguing that the general public will find his nominees too extreme and sound the alarm with their senators.
Oh, so now what the Democrats want is still the will of the people? Even though they’ve lost over 900 seats across America, no longer hold the House of Representatives, the Senate, or the White House. Okay.
Watch the ‘Sad Day’ CNN interview with Senator Chris Coons here: