FILE – In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
In spite of his attempts to project images to the contrary, you could probably fit the amount of “leadership” Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has shown over the stalemate on the Wuhan coronavirus relief bill into a thimble.
And while there has been no shortage of Republicans in the House and Senate who have been willing to step up and blast both Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over their 11th hour political stunts to stall the bill over a progressive wish list that has nothing to do with providing relief to working Americans and and businesses, Sen. Tom Cotton has turned into one of their most prominent and vocal Republican critics.
He’s explained in Twitter threads exactly what kind of games they’re up to in the middle of a pandemic, and has also taken to the Senate floor to blast their senseless delay tactics at a time when the American people need relief NOW.
After hearing on Tuesday that Schumer was claiming Democrats and Republicans were close to coming to an agreement on a bill, Cotton again took to the Twitter machine to translate:
Schumer says talks on coronavirus bill are now on the 2 yard line.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 24, 2020
Let me translate from Chuck-speak: “There’s no deal because Democrats are *still* putting a liberal wish list over American lives & jobs, but I want you to blame McConnell.” https://t.co/ZG5KTZIkTg
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) March 24, 2020
Sounds about right.
Maybe @SenSchumer meant he was on his own 2-yard line, with 98 yards to go?
The Democrats need to abandon their ideological wish list & join us to save American lives & jobs. https://t.co/ixHomVQaVl
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) March 25, 2020
Sadly, Democrats appear to have plans to do no such thing. Here we are, a day later, and it looks like Democrats are pumping the brakes on an agreement once again.