Bernie Sanders is among those in Congress slamming Mitch McConnell’s use of the “nuclear option” in order to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch:

Here’s Sanders’ statement:

“I am deeply disappointed that Republicans changed the rules so that they could push through their nominee with fewer than 60 votes. A lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be done in a bipartisan way, but unfortunately Mitch McConnell chose to do it in an extremely partisan manner. Further, I am deeply concerned about the role that Judge Gorsuch will play on the Supreme Court. I fear very much that he will be part of an extreme right-wing majority that will attack workers’ rights, women’s rights and environmental protection as well as make our political system less democratic.”

Sanders didn’t always think the “nuclear option” was a horrible thing:

Things changed quickly!

Excellent advice.