“I would say, if you can, Mitch, go nuclear”

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President Trump on Wednesday urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to abolish the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees if Democrats block his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch.

“If we end up with that gridlock, I would say, if you can, Mitch, go nuclear,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with judicial advocates in the Roosevelt Room.

“Because that would would be an absolute shame if a man of this quality was put up to that neglect,” he said of Gorsuch, a federal circuit court judge. “So I would say, it’s up to Mitch, but I would say go for it.”

After Trump announced his nomination Tuesday night, Democrats quickly rallied in opposition to Gorsuch, with some suggesting they would force a 60-vote threshold to clear his nomination.

The war of words between Trump and Democrats sets the stage for a bitter battle in the Senate over Gorsuch’s nomination.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/317348-trump-to-mcconnell-go-nuclear-if-necessary

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One thought on ““I would say, if you can, Mitch, go nuclear”

  1. Save the nuke for later, he’s going to need it.

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