Senator Mike Lee goes for nuclear option to repeal Obamacare

Senator Mike Lee may have a way to repeal Obamacare.  It involves the nuclear option, at least 51 senators, and the highway funding bill…

“Thanks to the sequencing of the votes we just locked in, Republicans will have the opportunity to resurrect that Obamacare amendment later on in the process, and put it back before the Senate in a manner that only requires a simple-majority vote,” Lee said in a press release.

Lee Communications Director Conn Carroll disputed the idea that the senator is employing the nuclear option, saying that Lee opposes changing the 60-vote threshold for normal cloture votes. He just wants to change the standard on this one amendment.

Check this article for the step by step details on how this is supposed to play out, because it’s a little involved.  As long as the end result is repealing Obamacare, however, is all that matters.

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