The announced retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has many liberals and the media (pardon the redundancy) saying it would be hypocritical of the Republican-controlled Senate to have a hearing for a Trump nominee when they didn’t do the same in a presidential election year for Merrick Garland. Among those who should sit this one out are former Sen. Harry Reid or those who worked for him, but it isn’t stopping Reid’s former deputy chief of staff:
The first thing all Dems need to do is get a firm mental grip on the new rules.
McConnell annihilated every norm of the nomination process to deny Garland a hearing or vote and steal the Court for a generation.
If you play by the old rules, you're playing a fool's game.
— Adam Jentleson ? (@AJentleson) June 27, 2018
“Old rules”? Let’s talk about that for a minute. Who wants to tell him?
We're playing by new rules thanks to your old boss' nuking the filibuster.
Tell him 'thanks', btw. https://t.co/I01PRNaf5s
— Bob ن (@BobHicks_) June 27, 2018
That was the logical outcome of your old boss’s decision to go nuclear. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
— Cheese For Everyone! (@CheeseForEvery1) June 27, 2018
Self-awareness takes another holiday.
Flashback to 2013:
Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to consider filibuster reform. It had to be done.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) November 21, 2013
No, thank you, Harry. https://t.co/j0OhV3ybwE
— Mo Mo (@molratty) June 27, 2018