McCain condemns GOP nuclear option to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court pick

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Senate Republicans plan to use a so-called nuclear option to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee this week, an option that Arizona Sen. John McCain is not on board with.

“That after 200 years — at least 100 years of this tradition where the Senate has functioned pretty well — they think it would be a good idea to blow it out. No, whoever says that is a stupid idiot,” McCain told NBC News.

But even though McCain spoke out against his own party leaders, he told reporters on Monday that he would vote to end a filibuster by Senate Democrats and confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

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