Liberal Star Trek actor George Takei recently said on Twitter that he wants Democrats to filibuster all of Trump’s cabinet nominees. He apparently hasn’t heard that the Democrats made that impossible by using the nuclear option to kill the filibuster when they were in power.
He has since deleted the tweet but other Twitter users captured it for posterity:
Hi @GeorgeTakei Harry Reid destroyed this dream. Called the nuclear option. Sorry for your luck. pic.twitter.com/dL4tk9DCRu
— Stacey Lennox (@ScotsFyre) December 8, 2016
Here are some of the responses via Twitchy:
@lachlan Who wants to break the news to him? pic.twitter.com/0siygOGkf8
— B.W. (@BdubEsq) December 8, 2016
I have some bad news for you George https://t.co/X0or8746Hm
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) December 8, 2016
way to keep up with the news! https://t.co/qpop5e2Qq2
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) December 8, 2016
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Anyone else enjoying the irony of @GeorgeTakei talking about filibustering nominations on the day @SenatorReid retires?
— TheRednosedRoadbeer (@TheRoadbeer) December 8, 2016
@szysgt Hard to take seriously the commentary on politics when @GeorgeTakei doesn't know what Harry Reid did to the filibuster. @lachlan
— Jagar Foten (@dustopian) December 8, 2016
@lachlan Besides Dems killing the fillibuster, Takei also seems unaware that Flynn's position doesn't require Senate confirmation.
— Marc Sherman (@marcsherm) December 9, 2016
— Amelia (@AmeliaHammy) December 8, 2016
You can thank your own party for your current predicament.
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