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Chuck Schumer regrets that Democrats triggered the ‘nuclear option’ to end the filibuster

January 4, 2017

 Now that Democrats are out of power they are beginning to show buyer’s remorse for their shortsightedness in invoking the nuclear option to end the filibuster in certain situations under Harry Reid a few years ago.

  First Senator Chris Coons expressed regret over the decision and now Chuck Schumer has weighed in. Here is what he had to say:

Incoming Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says he regrets a 2013 decision by Senate Democrats, known as the “nuclear option” to decrease the number of senators needed to confirm Cabinet picks from 60 to 51 votes.

“I wish it hadn’t happened,” Schumer said in an interview with CNN, about the move that was triggered by former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

“I argued against it at the time,” Schumer said. “I said both for Supreme Court and in Cabinet should be 60, because on such important positions there should be some degree of bipartisanship. I won on Supreme Court, lost on Cabinet. But, that’s what we have to live with now.”

  When Harry Reid invoked the “nuclear option”, which by the way they renamed the “Constitutional option”, back in 2013 the Democrats defended the action by basically saying the Republicans should thank them because if the Republicans ever gained power again they would benefit from it.

  Of course they are no longer singing the same tune because in their arrogance they actually believed they would never lose power, but now they are reaping what they have sown. Let me be the first to say thank you.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. Brittius permalink
    January 4, 2017 8:03 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  2. Bruce permalink
    January 4, 2017 9:55 pm

    As Undoomed would say to Chucky Schumer , “Hay moron, f*****g moron” of course you regret your stupidity. Everyone regrets it when they have to pay the price for being a moron. The leftists were so ‘cocksure’ Hill-a-beans would be anointed that they couldn’t imagine this outcome. Just like some in Britain want a do-over on Brexit, I am sure Amy Schumer’s uncle would like a do-over as well. So would O-bla-bla. He wants a 3rd term to make sure he gets EVERYTHING screwed up.

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    • January 5, 2017 6:34 am

      That’s right Bruce, they were so sure Hillary would be the next President that they never thought this would come back to haunt them!

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  3. petermac3 permalink
    January 4, 2017 11:59 pm

    Charlie -never miss a photo op- Schmucker is a god in New York as the Clintons and Obama. He is an opportunist whose water is carried by the MSM. In saner times he would be selling knishes on the Coney Island Boardwalk.

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  4. January 5, 2017 4:16 pm

    A tweet by Trump: The Democrats, lead by head clown Chuck Schumer, know how bad ObamaCare is and what a mess they are in. Instead of working to fix it, they…do the typical political thing and BLAME. The fact is ObamaCare was a lie from the beginning.”Keep you doctor, keep your plan!” It is …time for Republicans & Democrats to get together and come up with a healthcare plan that really works – much less expensive & FAR BETTER!”
    He hasn’t even gotten to this subject yet! SO MANY subjects … so much to fix … so many villains to exterminate … sooner the better.

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