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Trump Urges McConnell Again to Go Nuclear

There’s talk Democrats may let this one through and avoid a filibuster, though, and go to the mat against Trump over his next pick, which will rebalance the Court.

From the Washington Examiner:

President Trump directed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Wednesday to employ the nuclear option to confirm his Supreme Court nominee if Democrats try to stall the process.

“If we end up with that gridlock, I would say if you can, Mitch, go nuclear,” Trump said Wednesday when asked Democrats’ strategy to filibuster his nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Trump’s request comes less than 24 hours after he named Gorsuch as his choice to replace the late Justice Atonin Scalia on the Supreme Court bench. Several Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., immediately vowed to block the nominee from receiving confirmation without 60 votes.

2 Responses to Trump Urges McConnell Again to Go Nuclear

  1. Sure, let this one go though – hoping the Dems can retake the majority in 2018.
    Just like drawing on an inside straight.
    All this fighting and squirming and name calling is so unseemly. The Dem elite are sounding as unhinged as the rabble they inspire to carry pre-made signs and yell out insane chants.
    For pete’s sake, grow up Dems. Bide your time, work for 2018 or 2020, and suck it up for today.

  2. The Dems think that they are going to re-take the senate and/or the house in 2018 (or 2020), but I have news for them– they will LOSE even MORE seats due to the “circus act” they are putting on now. Hey Chuck Schumer: Didn’t you get the memo? THE (YOUR) PARTY IS OVER !!!

    With the despicable and vile performance that the Dems have been showing in the Senate to delay every nomination that Trump has made; I have no problem at all with invoking the “Nuclear Option” that Harry Reid [] so kindly provided us with.

    There is a LOT of work that needs to get done, and these clowns are slowing that effort down– against the will of “We The People”. There are also 3 additional SCOTUS nominations coming later on [possibly this year, when those that were thinking about retiring get “the tap on the shoulder”]…

    It’s time to “take the gloves off” and stop “playing nice” with these communist traitors [especially Chuck Schumer]. If the situation were reversed, they would do it to us– there is NO DOUBT about that!