Republicans are acting as though the coronavirus is a thing of the past. The fact of the matter is that we are in the middle of a pandemic right now and it’s ongoing.
This means that people across the country are still unemployed and unable to fend for themselves and their families. But according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Republicans have zero intentions of signing another coronavirus relief bill, because a measly $1,200 check was supposed to be more than enough.
According to congressional reporter Michael McAuliff, “McConnell says at his presser he doesn’t think there’s any sentiment among Republicans for a vast new rescue of state and local until we see how things are working with the money passed already.”
McConnell says at his presser he doesn't think there's any sentiment among Republicans for a vast new rescue of state and local until we see how things are working with the money passed already https://t.co/Owk8F01RnB
— Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) May 5, 2020
Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis reported the following:
Senate Rs came back to Washington this week but are in no hurry to pass anything else on COVID-19.
McConnell talks of "IF" they will do another bill, not "when" or "what" beyond they want to restrict COVID-related liability.
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) May 5, 2020