Republicans are accusing Democrats of using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to push unrelated political issues, aka tack on pork, with to the American Aid legislation, as the 2 sides failed to reach an agreement Sunday night to advance the bill that will provide relief to American businesses and families struggling as a result of the virus outbreak.
On the Senate floor shortly after Noon on Monday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) lit into Democrats, specifically alleging they were trying to extract concessions from airlines over their “carbon footprint,” with the economy hanging in the balance.
“They ought to be embarrassed,” he said. “This is no time for this nonsense.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) countered that they were dealt an exclusively Republican-authored bill.
“We Democrats are trying to get things done, not making partisan speech after partisan speech,” he said.
Democrats overnight blocked the massive economic rescue package, teeing up new negotiations Monday morning. But issues having nothing to do with coronavirus have become impediments to the relief package.
As Leader Schumer continues to hold up the desperately-needed relief package, the last-minute list of demands from Pelosi and Schumer’s ideological wish list are coming into focus.
In a time of critical needs of the American people the Democrats are intentionally using the American Family to ransom the President on “demands” that have nothing to do with the problem at hand and that is to help the American Family in their CRISIS OF NEED! What are they thinking?
Sen. Tom Cotton, (R-Ark), confirmed this Monday morning on Twitter.
“This report is correct. Pelosi & Schumer are willing to risk your life, your job, your retirement savings for a radical, left-wing wish list that has nothing to do with this virus,” Senator Cotton said. “Disgraceful.”
Have a healthy day, stay home!