Be Careful What You Ask For
Last updated 4/26/2021 at 3:11pm
I am writing to take extreme exception to Lee Hamilton’s April 19 guest column on “reforming” the Senate filibuster. Harry Reid, then Democratic Senate Majority Leader, thought it would be a good idea to eliminate the filibuster on all federal judges and cabinet appointments other than Supreme Court Justices in 2013. Republicans warned him that it was a bad idea that would come back to haunt him. Then, the left went nuts when Mitch McConnell expanded that to include Supreme Court Justices in 2017.
Now, Democrats want to eliminate the filibuster on some set of bills that can’t ge...