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Actor James Woods pummels TIME magazine after they publish story with 'blatant lie' about Republicans

Actor James Woods criticizes TIME Magazine for "blatant lie" about Republicans. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for WGAw)

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the high court on Friday after Senate Republicans controversially used the "nuclear option" to get his confirmation through Congress.

The "nuclear option" allowed Gorsuch to be confirmed with a simple majority vote instead of the 60 votes typically needed for judicial confirmations.

TIME magazine characterized the change by saying Republicans "tore up Senate rules."

There's just one problem with that: Republicans weren't the first to change Senate rules to confirm judicial nominees with simple majority votes.

In fact, Senate Democrats, under the leadership of then-Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), changed the rules as recently as 2013 to quickly confirm dozens of justices to lower district and appellate courts who were nominated by then-President Barack Obama. At that time, Democrats praised "filibuster reform" as something necessary to bypass GOP "obstruction."

But in the run-up to Gorsuch's confirmation, and the Senate rule change to allow Gorsuch to be confirmed with a simple majority, Democrats blasted Republicans for considering the "nuclear option."

And while many publications conveniently left out the fact that Democrats changed the rules first, it didn't stop Twitter users from pointing it out.

Actor James Woods pummeled the media outlet for their omission:

While others piled on:

One last thing…
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