Republican Senators reject Trump’s proposal to use “nuclear option” on border wall funding


— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) December 21, 2018

On the other hand, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee released a statement rejecting Trump’s proposal to nix the legislative filibuster. According to him, The legislative filibuster—the requirement that it takes 60 votes to pass major legislation—protects the minority, and for most of the last 70 years, conservatives and Republicans have been in the minority. Since World War II, Democrats have controlled the Presidency and both houses of Congress for 22 years; Republicans have had such complete control for only 8 years.”