McConnell Opposes ‘Nuclear Option’ In Budget Debate


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday expressed opposition to using the “nuclear option” to allow the Senate to pass a long-term budget with 51 votes.

“The Republican Conference opposes changing the rules on legislation,” a spokesman for McConnell said.

President Trump earlier Sunday suggested Republicans should deploy the tactic if the Senate is unable to come to an agreement to fund the government. Doing so would allow the party, which holds 51 seats in the Senate, to pass legislation without a single Democratic vote.


Read more at The Hill.



  1. Hey Mitch! Getting more than one bill through was enough for you? Do your job! Pass a bill or something. Don’t just kvetch about how difficult it is! You’re showing your old age!


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