McCarthy: GOP Should Abolish Filibuster

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called for Senate Republicans to abolish the filibuster on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC.

Host Chuck Todd asked McCarthy, “one way that this could change is, since Republicans do have the majority, is if Mitch McConnell invoked the so-called nuclear option. Right now there are no filibusters for any executive appointments, judicial or into the executive branch, but on legislation, the filibuster still there. Do you want Senate Republicans to go nuclear?” in a discussion on the funding battle over the president’s executive action on immigration.

McCarthy responded, “I don’t think going it’s nuclear when you have 57% of the Senate voted for, to call this amendment that would take away the president’s action, that’s not nuclear when 57% of the American representation says it’s wrong. That’s not in the Constitution. I think they should change the rules.”
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