Video Clip: The History of the Nuclear Option for Judicial Nominees

Description

Matt Lewis talked about President Trump’s second Supreme Court nomination and how the "nuclear option" came about. The "nuclear option" eliminates the use of the filibuster in the confirmation process and allows nominees to be confirmed with a simple majority.

1 minute

Keywords

  • Confirmation
  • Filibuster
  • Nomination
  • Nuclear Option
  • Senate
  • Supreme Court

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