Pool report #4 - POTUS endorses Senate nuclear option

From: John Bennett [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:01 PM
Subject: Pool report #4 - POTUS endorses Senate nuclear option
Importance: High

President Trump on changing Senate rules to pass his Supreme Court nominee with just 50 votes, rather than the 60 needed now:

“Yes, if we end up with the same gridlock we’ve had in Washington for longer than neight years, in all fairness to President Obama, a lot longer than eight years. If we end up with that gridlock I would say, ‘If you can, Mitch, go nuclear.’ Because that would would be an absolute shame if a man of this quality was put up to that neglect. I would say it’s up to Mitch, but I would say, ‘Go for it.”

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John T. Bennett

White House Correspondent

CQ Roll Call

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