Krauthammer: Why 'Nuclear Option' Isn't Necessary to Confirm Gorsuch
President Trump on Wednesday encouraged Senate Republicans to "go nuclear" and prevent Democrats from using a filibuster to block his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.
The "nuclear option," as it is called on Capitol Hill, would allow Gorsuch to be confirmed with 51 votes, instead of the 60 that have traditionally been required in the Senate to break a filibuster.
On "Special Report" tonight, Charles Krauthammer said he supports Republicans using the nuclear option, but he doesn't believe it is necessary and he doesn't believe it helps if Trump continues calling for it.
"It looks like it's pressure from another branch, and it polarizes a debate over Gorsuch into sort of a conflict between the Trump White House and the Democrats," Krauthammer explained.
He said that's totally unnecessary because Gorsuch is such a strong candidate.
"If you leave it between the candidate, on his merits, against obstructionist Democrats who are demagoguing him ... I think in the court of public opinion, Gorsuch wins hands down."
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