Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) attempted to adjourn the Senate on Monday night, in hopes of derailing Judge Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Sen. Schumer executed this political stunt as Senate Republicans gave the minority party another opportunity to pass an additional COVID relief package, which Democrats torpedoed last month.
I am forcing a vote tonight to adjourn the Senate until after the November election.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 19, 2020
The GOP in the middle of a national election is using an illegitimate process to jam through a Supreme Court nominee to rip away health care from millions.
Democrats are fighting to stop it.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Republicans were able to block Sen. Schumer’s desperate attempt at keeping Judge Barrett off of the high court. Leader McConnell's Democrat challenger, Amy McGrath, weighed in, but did not acknowledge that her own party is responsible for filibustering the last proposed relief package.
Covid relief sitting on your desk for 157 days. https://t.co/k51gcwqKMB— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) October 19, 2020
Despite Sen. Schumer’s attempt to adjourn, Leader McConnell is expected to hold a vote on additional COVID stimulus next week:
Speaker Pelosi’s all-or-nothing act has kept Americans waiting for months. We badly need Congress to agree where we can, get money out the door now, and keep arguing over the Speaker’s non-COVID-related wish list later.— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) October 20, 2020
We'll vote on hundreds of billions in more aid this week.