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‘Whoever Says That is a Stupid Idiot’: McCain has Harsh Words for GOP Supreme Court ‘Nuclear Option’


Senator John McCain isn’t sugarcoating his words when it comes to discussing the idea of the U.S. Senate changing their rules to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next Supreme Court justice. Commonly referred to as the “nuclear option,” the rule change would require just a simply majority of 51 Senators to confirm Gorsuch, instead of 60, which is the current rule.

McCain doesn’t think the nuclear option is a good idea for the Senate, and wasn’t pulling any punches against those who think it would be a good move. “Whoever says that is a stupid idiot,” McCain told MSNBC.

Earlier on Tuesday, McCain said in a CNN interview that despite his concerns, he believes Senate Republicans will use the nuclear option to confirm Gorsuch, but he worries about the ramifications it could have should Democrats take control of the Senate in the future.

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