These People Were Thrilled When Harry Reid Killed The Filibuster. Now, They're Angry DeVos Was Confirmed.

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Feb 07, 2017 1:20 PM
These People Were Thrilled When Harry Reid Killed The Filibuster. Now, They're Angry DeVos Was Confirmed.

Back in November of 2013, then Sen. Harry Reid effectively killed the filibuster for federal appointments, meaning that only a simple majority was needed to confirm an appointment. Reid even gloated about it on Twitter, saying that filibuster reform "had to be done."

At the time, scores of progressives were utterly tickled by him and were thrilled at his actions.

Now, those very same people may want to take back their praise of Reid's filibuster reform. Namely, because it resulted in Betsy DeVos being confirmed as Education Secretary.

Be careful what you wish for!