By Tank Murdoch
(TNS) There is no other way to say this, so here goes: Multimillionaire House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her party don’t give a tinker’s damn about you, ‘ordinary American,’ as they proved (again) on Sunday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), aware of the mounting economic pain being experienced by tens of millions of Americans whose livelihoods and 401(k) retirement plans are being ravaged due to coronavirus-related work stoppages and stock market plunges, kept his chamber in session last week to quickly work on a relief bill.
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Instead, she dismissed the lower chamber and allowed lawmakers to go ahead and take their previously scheduled week off instead of doing the right thing and sticking around to work out a bill with the Senate that could have been signed by President Trump by now.
Then, when she and Democrats did return, she completely dismissed the work the Senate Republican majority had gotten done on a relief bill, saying her chamber wasn’t on the same timeline as the Senate.
Translation: This multimillionaire so-and-so, who pretends to care more about the masses than any Republican, obviously doesn’t.
Because if she did, she would have put her politics aside just this once to do what is right for the country and for smarting Americans. And so would her party.
47-47: Senate fails to advance Phase 3 COVID-19 economic stimulus bill process. 60 votes were needed. All Democrats voted No. McConnell switched his vote to No allowing for 2nd vote. 5Rs Gardner-CO, Lee-UT, Paul-KY, Romney-UT & Scott-FL are in self-quarantine & missed the vote. pic.twitter.com/NRVzlwTyAt
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) March 22, 2020
The clown show left McConnell angrier than most observers have ever seen him, because Democrat obstruction is coming at a time when five GOP senators are out either with coronavirus (Rand Paul) or self-quarantined over the disease.
CNN reporter Phil Mattingly took to Twitter where he shared his observation about the Senate Majority Leader right after the bill was blocked by Senate Democrats.
This is about as pissed off as I’ve seen McConnell on the floor.
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) March 22, 2020
Meanwhile, a staff writer for The Hill called McConnell “irate.”
McConnell irate on the Senate floor after Democrats block motion to proceed to stimulus bill: "Look, I can understand obstruction when you're trying to achieve something. This obstruction achieves nothing."
— Alex Bolton (@alexanderbolton) March 22, 2020
McConnell was understandably angry because he’s trying to get a measure passed that will actually help American families that are about to be struggling mightily thanks to mass work stoppages due to coronavirus.
And Pelosi’s Democrats want to play BS political games instead.
“We’ll have this cloture vote again at some point of my choosing, and hopefully some adults will show up on the other side of the room and understand the gravity of the situation,” McConnell warned Democrats late Sunday.
McConnell blasts Dems for blocking coronavirus relief:
"We’ll have this cloture vote again at some point of my choosing, and hopefully some adults will show up on the other side of the room and understand the gravity of the situation…" pic.twitter.com/KJpxmff0rW
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 22, 2020
McConnell very clearly and very eloquently laid out who is responsible for this outrage.
Democrats. As usual.
And yet, we’re supposed to believe that the Garbage Party isn’t using this outbreak to try and destroy the economy that President Trump and Republicans built so voters will turn on him in November? Really?
Of course, that’s what they’re doing. And they don’t give a damn how many Americans they harm in the process, or for how long.
You will lose your job because of the Democrats.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 22, 2020
I don't think Dems have fully thought out the optics of playing political games with this relief bill. pic.twitter.com/FTTVno4azF
— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) March 22, 2020
The Senate canceled recess to work at breakneck speed because people need help now.
Pelosi waltzes in after the House has been on a week long vacation and says they’re going to do their own thing and the Senate’s Monday urgency is arbitrary.
Just wild. https://t.co/6PHS7y4YE2
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) March 22, 2020
The Democrat filibuster of corona relief is the single most irresponsible act I’ve seen in 20 years of being around the Senate. God help the Americans whose livelihoods will be irreparably damaged tomorrow as a result.
— Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) March 22, 2020
Americans deserve better than today’s Democrat Party. These people are loathsome, callous, hypocrites who obviously couldn’t care less about anything except their own selfish personal political objectives.
Taken to the extreme, you have to wonder what kind of country will be left for Democrats to govern if they destroy it.
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