President* Trump told the Senate on Wednesday to "go nuclear" and eliminate Democratic filibuster rights if that's what it takes to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.In years past, I've told my fellow progressives, when the Democrats were in power, to not eliminate the filibuster, for it'd be needed when the tables were turned.
"I would say, it's up to Mitch, but I would say 'go for it,' " Trump told reporters, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
So, conservatives heed this warning: One day, we'll have Democratic control of the Congress and the White House. Eliminate the filibuster, now, and we will most happily ram everything we want down your throats. And we will do it with joy and celebration, remembering the day that you made it all possible.
Trump doesn't give a shit about that. But Senate Republicans, who have been there when the Democrats controlled things, and will be there again, ought to care.