Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to consider filibuster reform. It had to be done.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) November 21, 2013
Hope you’ve got your tiny violin handy:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 3, 2017
More from CNN:
Sen. Chuck Schumer lamented Tuesday the Democrats’ move to diminish the number of senators needed to confirm Cabinet picks from 60 votes to 51, because the new rule now hurts his party.
“I argued against it at the time. I said both for Supreme Court and in Cabinet should be 60 because on such important positions there should be some degree of bipartisanship,” Schumer, a New York Democrat and the incoming Senate minority leader, told CNN’s Dana Bash. “I won on Supreme Court, lost on Cabinet. But it’s what we have to live with now.”
Schumer on nuclear option in 2013: "So we'll fill up the DC circuit one way or the other."
Schumer in 2016: "Wish it hadn't happened."
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) January 3, 2017
You know, Chuck, a good way to avoid future regret is to not do something people warned you was incredibly stupid in the first place. And you were most definitely warned that the nuclear option was a terrible idea.
— Joseph B. Cioe, Jr. (@JosephBCioeJr) January 3, 2017
— ProudToResist (@WasserL) January 3, 2017
— Kevin Gutzman (@KevinGutzman) January 3, 2017
I seem to remember SOMEBODY mentioning this at the time. Hm. How could he have foreseen?? https://t.co/5bSCmK7ijz
— Inez Stepman (@InezFeltscher) January 3, 2017
Now, you’ve got nothing to show for your party’s efforts except disappointment and a whole lotta egg on your face. And we, frankly, couldn’t be more pleased.
— Yea…ThatTom (@SnoopysTapeworm) January 3, 2017
@thehill HAHAHA HAHAHA HAHAHA
— Randall Snatch (@RandySnatch1) January 3, 2017
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) January 3, 2017
— SneakyPete (@davidn4138) January 3, 2017
If wishes were fishes we'd have a big fry. https://t.co/Ii31ZFqXC7
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) January 3, 2017
@JessaNaomi LMAO I bet you do sweetie. You better put some ice on that.
— Gary Figg (@gfigg42) January 3, 2017
@thehill Sucks to be you, eh Chuckie?
— B'sC'sSoxPats-Yup! (@RedDFredDFla) January 3, 2017
Welcome to the world you made. I have no sympathy. https://t.co/0Uc90vPHUM
— Dale Franks (@DaleFranks) January 3, 2017