Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell again blasted Democratic leadership over inaction on the stimulus bill, which he called a “charade.”
He argued House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are “obstructing any action for our country,” even as Pelosi and Schumer continue to meet with administration officials almost daily, all of which, McConnell has not been participating in.
“What did the Speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader do with yet another day of deliberations,” McConnell asked during a heated speech. “Yet again, it was the exact same refrain. It never seems to change.”
“‘We’re feeling optimistic,’ ‘We spoke very politely to the administration, but we’re still nowhere close on substance,’” McConnell said mockingly of remarks the Democratic leaders have made leaving meetings with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in the last two weeks.
He continued, “Here’s the problem: Every day the Democratic leaders repeat the same actor in the Capitol they’re letting down the struggling people who need our help.”
McConnell also pointed to the Republican’s HEALS Act and said “the Democrats are blocking it all.”
“It’s like they expect applause for merely keeping a civil tone with the President’s team, never mind they’re still obstructing any action for our country,” he said.
McConnell added: “What American families need is an outcome.”