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PA Politics: Toomey Goes Off on Schumer's Rejection of Bipartisan Package

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Posted: Mar 23, 2020 4:45 PM
PA Politics: Toomey Goes Off on Schumer's Rejection of Bipartisan Package

Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) had harsh words for Democratic leadership, especially Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after Democrats blocked the CARES Act from moving forward in the Senate:

Indeed, the CARES Act was an exemplification of bipartisanship during a trying time for Americans, so, of course, Democrats pulled their support.

As Sen. Toomey notes, Pennsylvania is fueled by small businesses, which would be given immense relief from the bipartisan CARES Act. Senate Democrats have made it clear that small businesses are on the bottom of their priority list with their rejection of the bipartisan legislation. From an electoral standpoint, this sounds an alarm for Democrats in November. President Trump won the commonwealth by a slim margin in 2016, and it is set to be a battleground state come November. Pennsylvanians will not tolerate this type of partisan rancor coming out of Washington, particularly from Democrats; American workers, including those in Pennsylvania, are in dire need of economic relief, not partisan politics.