Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Trump: I will tell McConnell to 'go nuclear' if Democrats hold up Gorsuch nomination

Trump: I will tell McConnell to 'go nuclear' if Democrats hold up Gorsuch nomination: Trump to GOP:
Trump to GOP: "Go nuclear" if Dems block Gorsuch
5 Hours Ago | 01:11

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will urge Senate Republicans to scrap filibuster rules, or take the "nuclear option," if Democrats in the increasingly tense chamber use them to block his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

After Trump nominated the 49-year-old conservative appellate judge to the top U.S. court Tuesday night, Democrats signaled they could delay the process. If they filibuster, Republicans, who have 52 Senate seats, would need 60 votes to confirm him unless they change the rule on the maneuver.

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