Sometimes it’s a surprise when Sen. Schumer isn’t being a hypocrite, in this latest video from 2013 Chuck Schumer got to tag along at the end of a statement by then majority leader Harry Reid. They announced they were ending the filibuster for most presidential appointments. Schumer said there should always be an up or down vote no matter who is in charge.
In the video below Reid drones on for one and a half minutes saying in part the there should be only two reasons for a filibuster:
“For the first 140 years as a country, there were no filibusters. The founding fathers were very clear in what they thought there should be supermajorities [for]. Impeachments. And, of course, on treaties. And in the same paragraph, as it deals with two-thirds votes, specifically the founding fathers did not mention, at all, other things other than those two things that required a super majority.”
Senator Schumer wrapped things up with:
Judge Gorsuch has been widely praised as an excellent pick for the nation’s highest court, even receiving the American Bar Association’s highest rating. During his confirmation hearings Gorsuch handled himself admirably despite being unfairly prodded by Judicial Committee Democrats, including the absurd Senator Al Franken. So why is Schumer changing his opinion on up and down votes?