Krauthammer: Shutdown is not a strategy, nuclear option is a strategy.
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Monday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that suggestions from President Trump of a government shutdown later this year if a long-term budget deal is not reached would be the wrong approach.
Krauthammer strategy said Republican leaders in the Senate already have a solution that worked successfully on the Supreme Court nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch. While the nuclear option—requiring only a simple 51-vote majority instead of a 60-vote threshold—should be applied to a wider range of legislation.
“If you control the White House and the Senate and the House, and you can't get anything done, because you're eight votes short of 60-percent,” then said Krauthammer, “a reasonable thing to is… drop the nuclear option on you and then we'll be able to pass our legislation.”