“You know how pissed off he must be??”
No, I think that he is scared to death of losing his gov’t check.
What he loses is the prestige and power.
His government check keeps coming!
He wants to keep the power and influence. He wants to keep the expensive lunches and the lavish office. He wants to be called Mr. Chairman again. He wants to continue the unanimous consents allow him to keep his high conservative rating while letting liberal legislation move forward. And above all, he wants to continue to assist liberalism in advancing while thwarting conservatism. He needs to go!