President Trump advocated Tuesday morning for killing the Senate's legislative filibuster and shutting down the government if his party does not get its way. "The reason for the [budget plan] negotiated between Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate, which are not there!" Trump tweeted. "We either elect more Republican senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51 percent. Our country needs a good 'shutdown' in September to fix mess!" Late Sunday, leaders in Congress reached a bipartisan agreement to fund the government through September; funding for a border wall and other key Trump priorities was not included. Senate leadership eliminated the judicial filibuster last month to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
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