You almost have to give McConnell credit for being arguably the single most cynical politician in American history. He makes Gingrich look like a piker. In recent decades, I suppose George Wallace and Richard Nixon are in the ballpark and of course in the long sweep of American history there are people like John C. Calhoun. But it’s pretty impressive.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 6, 2017
Of course, it’s good that the filibuster is dead for the Supreme Court. This is good for Democrats in the long term and there was no political benefit to keep the powder dry.