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demmiblue

(37,260 posts)
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:27 PM Mar 2021

Republicans are telling me they plan to force Senate clerks to read the full $1.9 trillion relief...

Republicans are telling me they plan to force Senate clerks to read the full $1.9 trillion relief bill aloud. Typically that process is dispensed with, but any single member can object and force a full reading of the bill.

That alone could take 10 hours — even before votes begin




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Republicans are telling me they plan to force Senate clerks to read the full $1.9 trillion relief... (Original Post) demmiblue Mar 2021 OP
The GOP is the Party of Stunts. It is all they have. Midnight Writer Mar 2021 #1
These people are sick and twisted. Bleacher Creature Mar 2021 #2
Make them all sit thru it, no bathroom breaks. captain queeg Mar 2021 #3
that's good ) I like it. n/t KarenS Mar 2021 #7
Grand Obstructionist Q'Party MagickMuffin Mar 2021 #4
Their talking point is that there's all this pork and waste in the bill gratuitous Mar 2021 #5
Democrats need some speed talkers, like the ones who read disclaimers at the end of commercials. sop Mar 2021 #6
Fine padah513 Mar 2021 #8
OK. Let the public know all the good stuff that the GQP is trying to keep from us. lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #9
Ron Johnson... quelle surprise. demmiblue Mar 2021 #10
And how many of these repugnant reTHUGS could be expelled RIGHT NOW for abqtommy Mar 2021 #11
Not a single one. Look up what it takes to expel a Senator. MineralMan Mar 2021 #13
Fine, Lock and guard the doors to the chamber nykym Mar 2021 #12
Do it in Spanish 4Q2u2 Mar 2021 #14
He'd understand it... StClone Mar 2021 #15
So they obstruct for 10 hours... so what? C_U_L8R Mar 2021 #16
You've got to love the GOP. And all the while they claim to be the party of working Vinca Mar 2021 #17
OK, then they have to sit there and listen to every f*cking word tanyev Mar 2021 #18
...because they don't feel right if they're not fucking people over. Iggo Mar 2021 #19

Bleacher Creature

(11,302 posts)
2. These people are sick and twisted.
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:30 PM
Mar 2021

Every additional hour they take is an hour of additional time that people need to wait to get help. But this is all a game to them.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
5. Their talking point is that there's all this pork and waste in the bill
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:34 PM
Mar 2021

It's even slopped over into the Democratic caucus, where Rep. Kurt Schraeder of Oregon, ostensibly a Democrat, voted against the House bill because there's too much in the bill that isn't dedicated to Covid relief.

padah513

(2,618 posts)
8. Fine
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:43 PM
Mar 2021

I say let's get started then. The sooner we get started, the sooner we finish. Beat those devils at their own silly game.

demmiblue

(37,260 posts)
10. Ron Johnson... quelle surprise.
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:50 PM
Mar 2021
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has told colleagues he will ask for a reading of COVID-relief substitute on Senate floor.

Whip John Thune estimates that will add 10 hours to COVID-relief floor time, will come on top of 20 hours of scheduled debate time.



abqtommy

(14,118 posts)
11. And how many of these repugnant reTHUGS could be expelled RIGHT NOW for
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:00 PM
Mar 2021

taking part in or supporting insurrection? Let's be cleaning out the riff-raff chaff!

MineralMan

(146,572 posts)
13. Not a single one. Look up what it takes to expel a Senator.
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:04 PM
Mar 2021

It takes a 2/3 majority of the Senate. Where would that come from, do you suppose.

Proposing things that will not happen is not helpful.

nykym

(3,063 posts)
12. Fine, Lock and guard the doors to the chamber
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:03 PM
Mar 2021

If you want it read out loud you have to stay in your seat the entire time no bathroom breaks no cellphone use and NO TALKING amongst yourselves. Now shut up and listen.

C_U_L8R

(45,156 posts)
16. So they obstruct for 10 hours... so what?
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:16 PM
Mar 2021

They gain nothing. And lose everything. What a pitiful party.

Vinca

(50,504 posts)
17. You've got to love the GOP. And all the while they claim to be the party of working
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:18 PM
Mar 2021

class America. I wish people would wake the fuck up and see what they really are.

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