Simple. The Gang of 14 stopped the Nuclear Option from being put in place, which in turn leaves the Executive appointments filibuster still in place as a Dim option.
Yup... The President is supposed to make appointments. The Senate is supposed to approve/dissaprove them by majority vote. THAT is what the constitution requires... and, we were ABOUT To establish that principle once and for all... Until McCain, Graham, and their group of squishy fish jumped in to keep the sham going.
I know using the "Nuclear Option" meant the same process would apply when Dims were in power.... That's fine. It's the way the process is SUPPOSED to work.
Elections matter. And, winning Presidents get to pick judges... NOT a minority cabal in the Senate.