Because the Democrats have inserted all the amnesty considerations into a budget bill, President Donald Trump has urged the GOP leadership in the Senate to go nuclear on the voting process. This would do away with the 60% supermajority needed to stop a filibuster and pass the bill with a simple majority.
When you look at what the Democrat leadership has been demanding and seen how little they have been willing to compromise, you can see why the President is urging this approach. It may all be a part of the Art of the Deal as well.
As Written and Reported By Kathryn Blackhurst for Lifezette:
President called for an end to the Democratic filibuster when the minority party demanded DACA amnesty over federal funding.
President Donald Trump urged Senate Republican leaders to use the upper chamber’s “nuclear option” to end the government shutdown — which he said the Democrats are using to put the interests of illegal immigrants “pouring into our nation unchecked” ahead of those of American citizens.
“Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long-term budget, no C.R.’s!”
Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.’s!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 21, 2018
Trump was referring to a Senate rule change that would reduce the number of votes required to end a filibuster from the present 60 to a simple ….
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