In the midst of all the liberal outrage over the thought of President Trump appointing a second judge to the Supreme Court is the fact that the Democrats unknowingly made this all possible in 2013.
The Democrats, who had a majority in the Senate, were led by Harry Reid, who used the “nuclear option” to change the Senate rules by a simple majority so that the Democrats could limit the Republicans' use of the filibuster.
When the “nuclear option” was first used, then Senate minority leader and now majority leader, Mitch McConnell, proclaimed a warning to the Democrats.
"You’ll regret this,” he said. “And you may regret this a lot sooner than you think."
And, oh, was he right.
The use of the “nuclear option” first backfired on the Democrats in 2017, when McConnell used it to successfully approve President Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, by a simple majority, rather than the previous approval number of 60 votes.
Now, with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, McConnell will yet have another opportunity to approve a Trump Supreme Court nominee prior to the midterms, all thanks to good ol’ Harry Reid and his Democrat buddies.
Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to consider filibuster reform. It had to be done.— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) November 21, 2013
Daily Wire Editor-In-Chief Ben Shapiro put it best.