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McConnell Says No Votes to Change Senate Rules

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Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017 03:57 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is answering President Donald Trump's call for a change in Senate rules with a dose of political reality.

The Republican leader told reporters on Tuesday that the reason for the collapse of health care legislation was not Democrats in opposition, but rather, "we didn't have 50 Republicans."

Over the weekend, Trump tweeted that Republicans should change the rules on legislation and reduce the 60-vote threshold to eliminate possible filibusters. His tweets came after the failure of health care legislation on a razor-thin margin of 51-49 on Friday.

McConnell said there are not enough votes to change the rules in the Senate. He said, "The votes are simply not there."

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