CHEAP SEATS: Senators diminished themselves over Supreme Court
The long-term impact of the U.S. Senate’s actions Thursday is something academics will debate and history will determine.
What doesn’t need to wait is the observation of just how ridiculous U.S. Senators looked doing it.
Republicans in the Senate resorted to the so-called “nuclear option” to get their Supreme Court nominee past Democrat efforts to defeat the appointment, changing the process so such decisions go to a simple majority vote rather than 60 per cent.
Because of that standard, Supreme Court decisions were considered the last bipartisan action the Senate was required to make, but that now goes out the window.
As does, apparently, dignity, decency, responsibility, maturity and intelligence.
Senators, frankly, looked silly and acted like children pointing their fingers at one another, blaming the other side for what they “had” to do, and then acting like they deeply regretted the decision they had just chosen to make.
Teenagers know better than to act this way, much less the supposedly most important and influential leaders and lawmakers in the country.
Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley once said he wouldn’t run for president because he didn’t want to move from being a Senator to a position of “less influence” as president.
Today his former colleagues ensured that in the future no other Senators would ever have the same problem.
I’m Bill Glisky and that’s the way I see things From the Cheap Seats
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