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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 …

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