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


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.

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

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