Charles Krauthammer: GOP will return favor
By: Jose DelReal
November 21, 2013 06:41 PM EST
Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer isn’t sad over the Senate rules change invoked by Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday. In fact, he’s absolutely gleeful.
“I am extremely happy the Democrats are doing this because they are likely to lose the majority in the coming years,” he said on Fox News on Thursday. “The Republicans will return the favor in spades in the future.”
Krauthammer explained that beyond the immediate win for Democrats on pushing through nominees for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the long-term ramifications of the rules change could benefit Republicans.
“The prospects are very strong that the Democrats will lose the Senate next year and there is an excellent chance of [them] losing the White House,” he said. “When Republicans come into you power, they’re going to include Supreme Court nominees.”
“That will be a devastating blow to the liberals on the court and to the liberals in the country. So I don’t think testimonies will remember this day with any joy in the near future.”