McConnell Opposes Trump’s Call For “Nuclear Option”

The Hill reports:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) 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.

The GOP only got 45 votes in the shutdown battle, so once again we see that Trump doesn’t understand math.