3/5 of Senate Democrats have never served in minority
A Twitter user has a worthwhile note about Mitch McConnell’s threat that Democrats may soon regret this.
McConnell’s implication, of course, is that Republicans may soon control the chamber and Democrats would no longer be able to block their judicial nominees and executive branch picks.
The Twitter user notes that a majority of the Senate Democratic caucus has never served in the Senate minority — i.e. they may not know what it’s like to lose such power.
@AaronBlakeWP has a good point on filibuster. Majority of Dem caucus has never served in minority.
— Daniel Sattelberger (@DanSattelberger) November 21, 2013
In fact, three-fifths have no idea what the minority feels like; 33 of 55 Senate Democrats began serving in 2007 or later — after the Democrats reclaimed the chamber.