Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas spoke at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans may have to explore what is being called a nuclear option to end the filibuster in order to pass legislation.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas spoke at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans may have to explore what is being called a nuclear option to end the filibuster in order to pass legislation. File photo The Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas spoke at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans may have to explore what is being called a nuclear option to end the filibuster in order to pass legislation. File photo The Associated Press

Charles Krauthammer: It’s time for GOP to go nuclear and abolish the filibuster

February 23, 2015 09:00 AM

UPDATED February 23, 2015 03:08 PM

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