Trump Tells McConnell "Go Nuclear" If You Have To

Donald Trump has made his first comments since nominating Judge Gorsuch for The Supreme Court, stating that "I don't know how anyone can opposed Gorsuch" warning that if Congress ends up in gridlock, he would tell Majority leader Mitch McConnell to "go nuclear" - referring to a rule change enabling a simple majority to confirm his picks.

"He's pefect in almost every way"...

 

As a reminder, the “nuclear option” refers to a move by the majority party in Senate — in this case the Democrats — to change the Senate rules to allow most executive branch and judicial nominations to be approved with a simple majority – 51 votes — rather than the 60 votes now required. Under longstanding rules, the minority party has been able to block a nomination with just 41 votes, commonly called a filibuster.

"I want Gorsuch to go through an elegant process, as opposed to a demeaning process... of course the press can be very demeaning too, so..."

 

Judge Gorsuch met with VP Pence And Leader McConnell earlier in the day...