Donald Trump Told Senate Majority Leader to "Go Nuclear" Against Democrats

Type: WrecklessFeb 01 2017 Severity:

After receiving resistance from Democrats over his nominee for Supreme Court, Trump encouraged Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell to invoke a so called nuclear option and abandon the 60-vote threshold for confirmation.

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Quote | He said this getting after push-back by Dems over his nominee for Supreme Court.

“If we end up with that gridlock, I would say, ‘If you can, Mitch, go nuclear,’” the president said. After getting push-back from Democrats over his Supreme Court nominee.