House GOP Leader Endorses ‘Nuclear Option’ In Senate (VIDEO)

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March 1, 2015 2:01 p.m.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Sunday said that Senate Republicans should change the filibuster rules.

On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd asked if he would support a rules change in the Senate eliminating the filibuster for legislation.

McCarthy said it’s not “nuclear” when “57 percent of the Senate voted for the Collins amendment that would take away the president’s action.”

“That’s not nuclear, when 57 percent of the American representation says it’s wrong. That’s not in the Constitution. I think they should change the rule,” he said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threatened to eliminate the filibuster entirely in 2013 when then-Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) nixed the filibuster for most nominee confirmations. But McConnell has not yet indicated that he will act on that threat this year.

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