BREAKING: Trump tells GOP Senate leader to “go nuclear” if Dems block Supreme Court pick, in apparent reference to rule change.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) February 1, 2017
Pres. Trump encourages Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “go nuclear” on Supreme Court confirmation battle https://t.co/S4dKnufcgn pic.twitter.com/jjSnjYyK7u — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 1, 2017
President Trump told Senator Mitch McConnell to “go nuclear” if Democrats filibuster his Supreme Court pick https://t.co/eiHFR6L1dx
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 1, 2017
So first things first I am absolutely going to start implementing “go nuclear” into all of my requests.
“Hey Riggs how many breakfast sandwiches you want?”
“Yo Riggs how strong should I make this Oak n Coke?”
“How strong you need this glasses prescription for your eyes?”
“Go nuclear very nuclear.”
Second let’s give some context — “go nuclear” means jam it down their throats. Republicans need 60 votes or a “supermajority” in the Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neal Gorsuch, so Trump told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that if they aren’t going to get the votes to “go nuclear,” or just override the potential filibuster with a simple majority of 51 votes (which they can get easily).
“If we end up with that gridlock I would say, ‘If you can, Mitch, go nuclear,’” Trump told reporters Wednesday. “Because that would be an absolute shame if a man of this quality was put up to that neglect. I would say it’s up to Mitch, but I would say, ‘Go for it.’”
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 1, 2017
I want to note again, “exercising the nuclear option” is great terminology. A+ terminology. Can’t wait to exercise the nuclear option on the golf course this spring aka pooch one out there like 260 if I’m lucky.
— Fore Play (@ForePlayPod) February 1, 2017
(see how I found a way to plug my new golf podcast? geaux riggs)