Mitch McConnell will do anything to keep from helping the victims of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., including playing games with a relief bill that would help out-of-work Americans during this trying time.
Sunday, McConnell announced that he would be forcing a vote early Monday morning, but Senator Chuck Schumer put the kibosh on that plan immediately, effectively blocking the vote and delaying it until after noon Monday.
McConnell’s attempt to throw a tantrum by using a life-saving bill as collateral is nothing more but a childish lash-out after Schumer and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin did not quickly agree on an amount that each American would receive to combat the deadly COVID-19 crisis.
Schumer said this about blocking McConnell:
“I think there’s a good chance we can have an agreement,” he said, adding that Democrats were “fighting for a better bill.”
Sunday night, McConnell went off about the lack of speed with which the two were agreeing, but Schumer wants to get this one right.
McConnell ranted about Schumer:
“He’s been unwilling to reach an agreement that his rank-and-file members and ours had pretty much reached. Maybe there will be some miraculous coming together … if not, we will now be voting at noon. “
My statement on the urgent priorities before the Senate this week and beyond: pic.twitter.com/vUiiqrqEdZ
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 16, 2020
According to a Newsweek report last week, McConnell thinks the relief bill is just a big joke. The report claims:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing scrutiny over his decision to send senators home for the weekend as the House sought to finalize its coronavirus response bill to provide relief for families amid the outbreak.
On Sunday evening, McConnell tweeted a statement from his iPhone announcing that passing a coronavirus relief package would be an “urgent” priority for Senate this week.
People responding to the tweet on Twitter were highly upset by the business-as-usual attitude coming from Republican leadership, namely Mitch McConnell. The angry messages they left in the comment thread of the tweet speak volumes as to how Americans feel about McConnell.
Check out the top reactions below: