Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave a blistering speech today from the Senate floor, where he exposed the truth behind why Democrats refused to vote for a coronavirus funding bill last night that would give cash to Americans, help to small businesses and funding for coronavirus treatment and prevention. (For the entire bill, go here.)
Senator Mitch McConnell didn’t hold anything back, as he excoriated his fellow Democrat Senators for their unanimous vote against the S.3548 bill or Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act:
This is the moment to debate new regulations that have nothing whatsoever to do with this crisis?
That’s what they’re up to over there.
The American people need to know it.
Democrats won’t let us fund hospitals or fund small businesses unless they get to dust off the new green deal.
I’d like to see Senate Democrats tell New York City doctors and nurses, who are literally overrun as we speak, that they’re filibustering hospital funding and more masks because they’re arguing with airlines over their carbon footprint?
I’d like to see Senate Democrats tell small business employees in their states, who are literally being laid off every day, that they’re filibustering relief that will keep people on the payroll, because Democrat special interest friends want to squeeze employers while they’re vulnerable—squeeze these employers while they’re vulnerable.
I’d like to see Senate Democrats tell all American seniors who see their hard-earned retirement literally melt away, as the markets track toward their worst month since 1931, that they’re continuing to hold up emergency measures over tax credits for solar panels. Tax credits for solar panels.
Even with the federal reserve announcing even further extraordinary today, the markets are tanking once again today, as I said—because this body can’t get their act together. And the only reason they can’t get their act together is right over here, on this side of the aisle.