Here's Senator Kyl back in 2005:
This is strictly about whether or not a minority of senators is going to prevent the president from being able to name and get confirmed judges that he chooses after he's been elected by the American people. And it's never been the case until the last two years that a minority could dictate to the majority what they could do.I believe it was the senior Senator from Arizona who said in a recent debate on just this subject that "elections have consequences."
PS: Gold star will be awarded to any reader who can point to similarly transparent flip-flopping by a Democratic Senator.
Posted by Mike Dorf