GOP Senators Rebuff Trump On “Nuclear” Option To End Filibuster Rule In Order To Pass $5B Wall Spending Bill

ABC News reports:

Senate Republicans quickly rejected President Trump’s push that they go “nuclear” and change Senate rules to eliminate the legislative filibuster in order to pass a funding bill with $5 billion for his wall on the Mexican border.

“I’ve long said that eliminating the legislative filibuster would be a mistake,” said outgoing Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) in a string of tweets explaining his position.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has repeatedly rejected Trump’s request to nix the legislative filibuster saying there aren’t the votes in the Senate to do so.