Trump suggests eliminating filibuster to end shutdown
President Trump tweeted this morning that the Senate should invoke the "Nuclear Option" — ending the filibuster to require a simple majority to pass legislation — if the stalemate over the ongoing government shutdown continues. And it seems to be a concerted White House effort as Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said the same thing on Fox News this morning.
- The latest on where things stand on the shutdown.
- Trump has encouraged invoking the nuclear option before — over the nomination of Neal Gorsuch to the Supreme Court — but this would be a much bigger step with a greater effect on all votes.