Last week, America had all eyes glued on the FBI’s probe into Donald Trump’s increasingly sketchy ties with the Russian government. But a slew of new controversy has flooded the administration since, from the Republicans’ decision to go “nuclear” in order to confirm Supreme Justice Neil Gorsuch, to the frightening possibility of a new war in the Middle East. There’s been an increasing amount hypocrisy brewing in both the White House and Senate, creating an air of uncertainty across the country. To keep you up to speed with the latest happenings in Washington (and Trump’s second homebase in Mar-a-Lago), we’ve got a recap of everything that went down under Trump’s watch this past week.
Republicans Hit the Nuclear Button, Confirm Gorsuch
Senate Republicans made an unprecedented move on Thursday by deploying the highly controversial “nuclear option,” effectively warping Congress’s traditional practices in order to confirm Neil Gorsuch as the newest Supreme Court Justice. This modification has allowed the GOP to approve Trump’s SCOTUS nominee with a simple majority vote, a farcry from the usual 60 required votes. All 52 Senate right-wingers towed…