Ted Cruz Issues Dire ‘Nuclear’ Warning To Partisan Democrats
By The Blaze,April 08, 2017
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned on Thursday Democrats seeking to obstruct Republicans’ legislative efforts, suggesting the “nuclear option” used by Republicans on Friday to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court could potentially be expanded and used to push through legislation in the future.
On Thursday, the Republican-controlled Senate voted to change Senate rules so that only a simple majority would be needed to end debate related to confirming a Supreme Court justice on the Senate floor, a procedural rule change commonly called the nuclear option. Under previous rules, which had been in place for decades, at least 60 votes were required to end debate.