In remarks on the Senate floor yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell contrasted the approach that his chamber has taken with House Democrats’ insistence on “partisan pointlessness.”:
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL: “In other words, we’ve done more for the American people in two weeks on this side of the Capitol than the House of Representatives has done in the last two months.
“In the two months that House Democrats spent away from their duty stations, they seemingly gave themselves just one assignment: Draft an enormous political messaging bill and brand it as “coronavirus relief.”
“But even on this basis, they failed. The 1,800-page doorstop that Speaker Pelosi dropped last week was appropriately greeted as the legislative equivalent of stand-up comedy.
“There were tax hikes on small businesses in the midst of a small business crisis. There were targeted tax cuts for the wealthiest people in the bluest states. There were two separate taxpayer-funded studies on diversity and inclusion in the market for marijuana.
“In sum, a three-trillion-dollar wish list slapped together in a clumsy effort to never let a good crisis go to waste.
“Serious work here in the Senate, and partisan pointlessness in the House.”
Outside of Leader McConnell’s floor speech, Republicans on the Select Coronavirus Subcommittee pointed out yesterday that Democrats on that committee have focused more on attacking American businesses instead of holding China accountable. Read their full release below:
- Republicans on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis: “Coronavirus Subcommittee Republicans Criticize Democrats For Attacking American Businesses Instead Of Holding China Accountable”