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Trump Again Calls for Senate to Change Rules to '51 Vote Majority'

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Friday, 28 Jul 2017 10:47 AM

President Donald Trump on Friday again appealed to the Senate to "immediately" change its rules to a "51 vote majority" after Republicans failed to pass a skinny repeal to Obamacare early Friday.

It's at least the third time Trump has urged the Senate to make the radical change, as it did to break the filibuster to get Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court. But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is just not going to do it for legislative matters.

"The core of the Senate is the legislative filibuster," McConnell told USA Today in April.

"This notion that this (changing the filibuster rule to confirm Gorsuch) somehow bleeds over into the legislative filibuster is untrue. I'm opposed to it . . . I think that's what fundamentally changes the Senate."

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President Donald Trump on Friday again appealed to the Senate to "immediately" change its rules to a "51 vote majority" after Republicans failed to pass a skinny repeal to Obamacare early Friday.
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