Everything is different when Democrats do it. Now that Republicans may use the nuclear option to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Democrats are freaking out.
But just last fall when they thought they were going to win, Hillary’s running mate Tim Kaine thought using the nuclear option would be a fine choice… for them.
Flashback: Kaine Is For Using ‘Nuclear Option’ For SC Nominees
“If these guys think they’re going to stonewall the filling of that vacancy or other vacancies, then a Democratic Senate majority will say, ‘we’re not going to let you thwart the law. And so we will change the Senate rules to uphold the law, that the court will be nine members,” Sen. Tim Kaine said to the Huffington Post in October of 2016.
Of course back when he said that, Kaine was a vice-presidential candidate on the ticket with Hillary Clinton, who would have nominated the appointees if she had won the election.
Kaine claimed it was very important to have a Supreme Court with nine sitting justices.
“And the battle is, do we want a lawfully constituted full court or will we let the Republicans have a hobbled limited and weakened court?” Kaine said.
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Everything is different now, though.
Isn’t it funny how things change?