Sen. Tom Cotton threw down the gauntlet to Senate Democrats on Thursday, telling the Federalist Society that Democrats would either agree to reasonable conditions for confirming President Donald Trump’s nominees.
Whichever way the showdown goes, Friday’s vote will be one for the history books.
Members of the U.S. Senate are obligated to defend the Constitution.
One wrong-headed argument holds the role to be quite modest: Senators should defer to a president’s choices except in extreme circumstances.
Senate passage of a bill granting amnesty to illegal aliens shows Republicans blinked.