McCONNELL: “Are you kidding me? 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. American people need to know it. Democrats won’t let us fund hospitals or save small businesses unless they get to dust off the Green New Deal. I would like to see Senate Democrats tell New York City doctors and nurses, who are literally overrun as we speak, that they are filibustering hospital funding and more masks because they want to argue with the 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 are filibustering relief that will keep people on the payroll because Democrats’ special interest friends want to squeeze employers while they are vulnerable. Squeeze these employers while they are vulnerable. I’d like to see Senate Democrats tell all American seniors who have seen their hard-earned retirement savings literally melt away, as the markets track toward their worst month since 1931, that they are 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 steps today, the markets are tanking once again, as I said, because this body can’t get its act together. The only reason it can’t get its act together is right over here on the other side of the aisle. So, these are just a few of the completely non-germane wish list items that they are rallying behind, preventing us from getting this emergency relief to the American people right now. Eleventh hour demands that Democrats have decided are more important than Americans’ paychecks and the personal safety of doctors and nurses.”
Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.
January 21, 2021