In an interview with Fox News host Dana Perino on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that the Democrats would not pass a bill that they agreed with unless it also included trillions of dollars in funding for unrelated leftist policies.
“What part of this bill are they opposed to?” McConnell asked, referring to a coronavirus relief bill that was blocked by congressional Democrats. “What we tried to do, Dana, was to craft a package that underscored the things that we supposedly agree on — kids in school, replenishing the popular small business loan program, which is out of money, more money for hospitals and covering unemployment insurance for another six months. What’s to not like about that?”
“What they’re saying is, we won’t pass things that we are even in favor of, unless you give us trillions more. The national debt is already the size of our economy for the first time since World War II.” McConnell said. “We’re not going to squander funds here. We want to narrowly target the needs of the American people. That’s what this vote is about.”
ICYMI I joined @DanaPerino to discuss Speaker Pelosi & Leader Schumer's continued efforts to block coronavirus relief funding for Americans.
Every Senator who voted against relief needs to answer what in the proposal they actually disagreed with. Kids? Jobs? Healthcare? pic.twitter.com/iuGc7fN01A
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) September 10, 2020