WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump would want Senate Republicans to change voting rules to allow a simple majority to approve his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court if Democrats block his choice, he said in an interview set to air on Thursday.“I would. We have obstructionists,” Trump told Fox News, referring to a change in rules by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the so-called nuclear option requiring a simple majority from the 60 votes needed under current rules to overcome possible procedural hurdles.
Trump has said he would make his choice this week and announce it next Thursday. There are 52 Republican senators in the 100-seat chamber.
(Reporting by Eric Walsh)
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Published Date: Jan 27, 2017 02:30 AM | Updated Date: Jan 27, 2017 02:30 AM