Way back in 2013, then Senate majority leader Harry Reid changed the rules on confirming judges. Mitch McConnell offered a stern warning from the floor which Democrats need to be reminded of today. He plainly told Democrats that they would regret their decision and maybe sooner than they thought.
The Hill reported:
McConnell: Dems ‘will regret this’
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned Democrats on Thursday that they’d regret using the “nuclear option.”
“You’ll regret this and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.
Republicans had blocked up-or-down votes on three of Obama’s nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court — Robert Wilkins, Cornelia Pillard and Patricia Millett. And Caitlin Halligan withdrew her nomination because of GOP threats to block her confirmation.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) threatened to use the “nuclear option” to overturn the vote with a simple-majority. Reid said it was necessary because Republican obstruction had prevented the Senate from legislating. McConnell said Reid would be “breaking the rules to change the rules.”
Here’s the video:
That brings us to where we are today. Democrats basically want things to go back to the way they were. That’s not going to happen. They made this bed and they’ll lie in it.