“I know that there’s a lot of speculation … about what Democrats will do if Democrats are given control of the Senate. Will Democrats go to new, extraordinary lengths to maximize their power given the extraordinary lengths Republicans have gone to maximize their power? This is not a conversation that is ripe enough yet, but what do Republicans expect?” asked Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).

“Do we just unilaterally stand down and not choose to use the same tools that Republicans did in the majority? … I think there are now new rules in the Senate, and I think Republicans have set them,” he added…

“The Republican majority is lighting its credibility on fire. … The next time the American people give Democrats a majority in this chamber, you will have forfeited the right to tell us how to run that majority,” Schumer said.

“My colleagues may regret this for a lot longer than they think,” he added.