GOP Goes ‘Nuclear’ With Trump Nominations

Senate Republicans are planning to go “nuclear” on Wednesday with a rules change for hundreds of nominations, escalating a war with Democrats over President Trump’s picks.

After fuming for years over the pace of confirmations, Republicans say the years-long fight will soon come to a head, and the end result will dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to confirm most nominees.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made his pitch Tuesday for changing the rules after a closed-door caucus lunch, saying the executive calendar that tracks nominations is in “chaos.”

“If we don’t stop this behavior now, it will become the norm,” he told reporters.

Read more at The Hill.

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