Mitch McConnell

Democrats first to invoke 'nuclear option'

In his letter published in Saturday's Gazette, Mr. Wayne Moyer blames Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for changing the "long established rule requiring two-thirds vote of the body" to confirm Supreme Court Justice nominees. Mr. Moyer is either short of memory, ignorant of the facts or deliberately misleading.

Allow me to remind him and the other Democrats who now scream "fairness," that it was then-Majority Leader Harry Reid of their own party who, in 2013, first invoked the "nuclear option," as the senate rule is now commonly known. Fair-minded voters who pay attention will clearly recall that Sen. McConnell, minority leader at the time,...