Flashback: Elizabeth Warren Advocated For the Nuclear Option in 2013 (VIDEO)
Democrat Senator, Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren supports the filibuster on Gorsuch nomination claiming he’s ‘way outside the mainstream’.
This is interesting because back in 2013 she wanted to kill the filibuster and advocated for the ‘nuclear option’.
Elizabeth Warren had no problem with the nuclear option back in 2013 when Republicans were filibustering radical leftist judges up for nomination:
Elizabeth Warren: “The President has nominated 3 impressive people to fill those vacancies…these nominees are not ideological. They have extraordinary legal resumes and have received bipartisan support from top litigators from around the country.
I understand that the Republicans prefer to keep the D.C. circuit exactly as it is, but Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution says that the President of the United States nominates judges with the advice and consent of the Senate. There is no clause that says except when that President is a Democrat.
There are 3 vacancies in the D.C. Circuit Court of appeals. The President of the United States has nominated judges to fill those vacancies, that’s his job and it’s the job of the Senate to confirm highly qualified independent judges. That’s how our system works. That’s what the Constitution demands. Republicans these days don’t seem to like that. They keep looking for ways to keep the President from doing his job.
So far, they have shut down the government, they have filibustered people he has nominated to fill out his administration and they are now filibustering judges to block him from filling any of the vacancies with highly qualified people.
We need to call out these filibusters for what they are. Naked attempts to nullify the results of the last Presidential election, to force us to govern as if President Obama hadn’t won the 2012 election….
If Republicans continue to filibuster these highly qualified nominees for no reason, other than to nullify the President’s Constitutional authority, then Senators not only have the right to change the filibuster rules, Senators have a duty to change the filibuster rules.
We cannot turn our backs on the Constitution.”
Funny when the shoe is on the other foot, Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren sends out completely different smoke signals regarding how our Constitution and filibustering works. I am enjoying watching the Democrats meltdown as they realize they are no longer in power.
Judge Gorsuch will be confirmed and the liberals will throw their temper tantrums until the next thing comes along.