After intense blowback and promises of confirmation obstruction for Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Neil Gorsuch, Trump suggested the Senate employ the “Nuclear Option” to move Judge Gorsuch to Justice Gorsuch.
The Nuclear Option would allow the Senate to confirm Gorsuch with a simple majority as opposed to 60 votes.
“Mitch, go nuclear,” Trump said in a press conference Wednesday:
Before Trump’s SCOTUS pick was announced, protesters crowded around the Supreme Court, complaining about any pick President Trump might make. Once Gorsuch was officially named, Democrats began their largely baseless attacks.