A growing view at the highest levels of the Trump Administration: Mitch McConnell should use the nuclear option at his first opportunity in the process to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
A source close to Gorsuch’s confirmation, reflecting the view of at least half a dozen others involved in the process, told us it would be terrible if McConnell allowed the Democrats even one failed cloture vote.
The thinking inside Trumpworld: They suspect that nothing they do or say will appease Schumer, so they might as well nuke the Democrats at the first sign of opposition. The President shares that view. He’s made clear, publicly, that he’d be more than happy for McConnell to use the nuclear option.