McConnell Rejects Nuclear Option, Says Too Many Senators on Vacation

Mitch McConnell says that he will not invoke the nuclear option to get the border security and wall asked by the President, and supported by the majority of Congress.

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McConnell today blamed the fact that too many United States Senators were already home for Christmas.

What’s that got to be like America? Having months and months of vacation time, massive salaries, unlimited spending budgets for travel, all while screwing the American people?

“The Leader has said for years that the votes are not there in the Conference to use the nuclear option. Just this morning, several Senators put out statements confirming their opposition, and confirming that there is not a majority in the conference to go down that road,” said David Popp, McConnell’s communications director.

The House passed on Thursday a short-term government funding bill that provides $5.7 billion to construct a border wall but Democrats say they will defeat it in the Senate.

While Republicans have a 51-49 majority in the upper chamber, Democrats can block the House bill with a filibuster or other procedural objections, which require 60 votes to overcome.

Who needs the Democrats when you have weak spine Republicans doing everything they can to not do the will of the American people.

Matt Couch is the founder of America First Media Group, and a contributor for the D.C. Chronicle. You can follow Matt on Twitter @RealMattCouch

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