You’d almost feel bad for those iron-fisted liberals, wouldn’t you? Almost:
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.
Oh yes, he said he now regrets that very much.
“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.”
Extreme how, exactly, Senator Coons? I remember President Obama nominating one radical leftist after another. If Trump wants to go that extreme he literally has to nominate the Grand Wizard of the KKK. Somehow I doubt he’ll do so.
Perhaps Democrats will now understand why conservatives always argue for limited government and against executive overreach. You may like an “energetic executive” when your guys are in power, but when the other side is calling the shots, well, it’s slightly less pleasant.
What’s even more entertaining is the following: after Coons’ complaints about Trump’s “extreme nominees,” he went on to say that he’ll rely on “the general public will” to hold Trump’s feet to the fire. As RedState’s Andrea Ruth points out, there’s just one minor problem with that:
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.
Ah, those loser Dems. They sure know how to brighten your day, don’t they?