Sean Hannity, who is nothing if not a blind partisan hack, went all meta in response to the Senate’s changing of the rules to forbid filibusters on judicial nominees, accusing liberals of hypocrisy (and in many cases he’s right) while engaging in it himself in spades. Here’s the graphic he had up:
He began his show by declaring the rule change “one of the most lawless power grabs in the history of the U.S. Senate. And here he is in 2005:
There are seven specific instances in the Constitution where they call for a supermajority. I believe it’s unconstitutional to filibuster. It is not about advice and consent now to ask for a supermajority on judicial nominations. I believe that is not constitutional.
8 years ago the filibuster was unconstitutional. Now it’s a “lawless power grab” for the Senate to change the rules to prevent that unconstitutional thing from happening. How convenient for you, Sean.