So the Democrats in the United States Senate have voted en masse to filibuster the Phase 3 Coronavirus-relief bill, which was to provide economic stimulus and aid to businesses.
In a nutshell, what happened is that Senate “negotiators” from both Parties spent the last two days negotiating a bill and had essentially come to an agreement. Then, at the last minute, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed up with a list of demands. When Majority Leader McConnell would not cave, Pelosi instructed Schumer to filibuster and Schumer dutifully instructed his minions to filibuster and every one of them obeyed and voted NO on cloture – closing debate in 30 hours.
The Democrat spin, which not surprisingly, Senator Jeannie is robotically repeating (and WMUR will soon be “reporting” as fact):
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke for the Democrats by claiming that the GOP measure “includes huge bailouts without protections for people and workers and without accountability, and because it shortchanges our hospitals and healthcare workers who need our help.”
This is spin because the Democrats negotiated and agreed to the bill. They only un-agreed and began repeating these talking-points en masse after Pelosi’s intervention.
The Majority Leader is enraged. Everyone should be. The Democrats, including our dear, dear Senator Jeannie are playing politics with ChineseCoronavirus at a time when the Federal Reserve is forecasting unemployment to rise to 30% in the next quarter, and small businesses are about to be wiped out of existence:
"The notion that we have time to play games here w/the American economy & the American people is utterly absurd"
Democrat leaders are blocking a bill DEMOCRATS helped negotiate
Then Schumer and Pelosi roll in and blow it up over politics
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) March 22, 2020
Shame on Shaheen for filibustering a bill she helped negotiate and write. Shame on her for lying about it. And shame on WMUR for helping her do so.