Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’d had enough of Senate Democrats delaying and obstructing district court judges and executive branch nominees. The current rules allow for 30 hours of debate on these positions. In order to slow down the confirmation of judges and prevent President Trump from filling positions he’s allowed to appoint, Democrats have been taking the full time allotted. If there wasn’t a resolution to the problem, McConnell said he’d change the rules to reduce the debate allocation to two hours (see McConnell Loses Patience With Democrat Intransigence And Moves With Major Change To Senate Rules).
Today, that happened.
Go here to read the rest. The Senate GOP should nuke the remainder of the filibuster also if the Republicans regain the House in 2020. It is fatuous to think that will not be the first order of business once the Democrats have control of Congress and the White House. The Democrats started this process of dismantling the filibuster, and hearing them bleat about it yesterday was music to my ears. There is an argument to be made against this, but not by the hypocritical Senate Democrats.