After initially being boxed out of speaking on the Senate floor, Senator Susan Collins had a harsh response to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) partisan rhetoric. Sen. Schumer is doing a huge disservice to the American people by delaying the CARES Act, a bipartisan relief package, and Sen. Collins was having none of it:
“Is that what we’ve come to?” Sen. Susan Collins says, criticizing Democrats over coronavirus economic relief bill delay.— ABC News (@ABC) March 23, 2020
“We don’t have another day. We don’t have another hour. We don’t have another minute to delay acting.” https://t.co/qM4f9WeH4R pic.twitter.com/msCnJadvcq
Sen. Susan Collins: "I cannot believe that the answer from our friends from the other side of the aisle is delay, delay, delay. No sense of urgency."— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) March 23, 2020
.@SenatorCollins: "I ask unanimous consent that proceedings under the quorum be dispensed with."— CSPAN (@cspan) March 23, 2020
Sen. Sasse (presiding): "Is there objection?"@SenSchumer: "I object."@senatemajldr: "Oh, come on."
Collins: "This is unbelievable." pic.twitter.com/Bg3pBv09Ch
Sen. Collins eviscerated Sen. Schumer's delay tactics, which do nothing but bring more harm to the American worker:
Sen. Susan Collins: Democrats answer to relief bill is “delay, delay, delay” pic.twitter.com/QMsLertOPK— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 23, 2020
The American people deserve to have both Republicans and Democrats on their side during this growing economic crisis. A global health pandemic knows no partisan ideology; all Americans are affected by this crisis, and the economic downfall needs to be addressed in a bipartisan manner.