The most drastic or extreme response possible to a particular situation.
- Would you consider using the filibuster, that nuclear option, as a compromise called for under extreme circumstances for a Supreme Court nominee?
- Republican leaders insisting that they would then respond by using the so-called nuclear option.
- This is what forces the GOP to nuclear options like constitutional amendments, violent demagoguery and impeachment.
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