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Trump Demands End to Senate Filibuster After Health Care Failure

He tweets!

Shortly after the Senate failed to pass the motion to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump unleashed an angry tweet last night about how Obamacare should be allowed to collapse. Now that the dust is starting to settle, the president is getting back on the Twitter machine and demanding that the GOP nuke the Senate filibuster which requires 60 votes for most legislation.

The health care vote did not fail because of a supermajority last night, but rather because the bill only got 49 votes when it needed to clear the 51 vote threshold. Quite a few people have pointed this out already.

In the past, Trump has expressed his view that the Senate should end their use of the filibuster and use a raw majority vote to pass bills. The senate used the nuclear option to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not been so keen about using that option for all legislative matters.

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