GOP Rushes to Change Senate Rules to Boost Trump

A group of Republican senators wants to press the button on a new “nuclear option” that would limit debate time on President Trump’s nominees.

The controversial move would hasten the pace of the president’s nominees getting confirmed and curtail Democratic power in the upper chamber.

Senate leaders have twice used the nuclear option to facilitate action on nominees in recent years.

In 2013, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) stripped the minority of the power to filibuster executive branch and judicial nominees below the level of Supreme Court.

Read more at The Hill.

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