Susan Collins Goes Nuclear on Disgraceful Democrats For Shutting Down Virus Relief
On Monday, Republican Senator Susan Collins went nuclear on Democrats after they purposely shot down a stimulus relief bill which would greatly help American workers.
Collins said that the delay was “disgraceful” as she shared conversations she has had with small business owners who are relying on the stimulus package to get passed.
“Unbelievably, the Democratic leader objected to my even being able to speak this morning,” Collins said as she hammered far-left Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). “Is that what we’ve come to? The Democratic leader objected to our convening at nine o’clock this morning so that we could being working in earnest? Is that what we’ve come to?”
CNN reporter Kristin Wilson said that Collins walked across the aisle to Schumer, “pointed her finger at his face and said ‘You are objecting to my speaking? This is appalling!!’”
“Frayed nerves and tension on the senate floor. Sen. Tom Cotton at one point yelled ‘this is bulls***’ twice. Sen. Collins got in Sen. Schumer’s face. And they figured on those voice votes on the fly,” Wilson reported, adding that “Collins stood up, walked thru her row, across aisle to his seat, stood w/in one foot (maybe less, being conservative) pointed her finger at his face repeatedly and said ‘You are objecting to my speaking? This is appalling!!’ (Still pointing, leaning in as she pointed.)”
Collins stood up, walked thru her row, across aisle to his seat, stood w/in one foot (maybe less, being conservative) pointed her finger at his face repeatedly and said “You are objecting to my speaking? This is appalling!!” (Still pointing, leaning in as she pointed.) https://t.co/kOcoEW2b8S— Kristin Wilson (@kristin__wilson) March 23, 2020
“The fact is we’ve been working on a bipartisan effort through task force, with both Republican and Democrats, making very good progress, and putting together a comprehensive package,” Collins continued. “This one is to address and prevent the economic devastation that is being caused by this virus.”
“We don’t have another day,” she added. “We don’t have another hour! We don’t have another minute to delay acting.”
Collins along with other Republican leaders are working on a relief package that would immediately provide $300 billion for small businesses.
According to the Daily Wire “the relief, which offers loans that effectively turn into grants for small businesses that keep their employees on payroll until June 30, is a lifeline for employers struggling to keep their heads above water, at no fault of their own.”
“I have talked to businesses all over my state,” Collins said, adding that a diner was forced to close their doors.
“We are unemployed, our son is unemployed, our friends who’ve worked with us for years are unemployed,” the owner of the diner said to Collins.
“How can any of us wanna see millions of Americans lose their paychecks, their health insurance, their contributions to their retirement plans?” finished Collins.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also unloaded on Democrats.
“So I want to explain what just happened,” McConnell said on Sunday. “Our good friends on the other side would not have been disadvantaged one bit if this vote had succeeded because it would have required potentially 30 more hours of discussion, during which these seemingly endless negotiations could go on as long as they would like.”
“Now the build up to this, so everybody fully understands, is that we had a high level of bipartisanship in five different working groups over the last 48 hours where members who were participating were reaching agreement,” he continued. “And then all of a sudden the Democratic leader and the Speaker of the House shows up, and we’re back to square one. So, we’re fiddling here, fiddling with the emotions of the American people, fiddling with the markets, fiddling with our health care. The American people expect us to act tomorrow. And I want everybody to fully understand if we aren’t able to act tomorrow, it will be because of our colleagues on the other side continuing to dicker when the country expects us to come together and address this problem.”