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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:15 PM

McConnell: 15-20 GOP senators will not vote for any coronavirus deal

Source: The Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Friday that more than a third of Republican senators will not vote for any coronavirus relief package, underscoring division with his caucus.

"I think there are 15-20 of my guys that are not going to vote for anything ... It's a statement of the obvious that we will not have everybody on our side," McConnell told WHAS, a Kentucky radio station.

McConnell's estimate comes as congressional Democrats and the administration is struggling to reach an agreement after days of talks about a potential fifth coronavirus package as cases climb across the country and an economy bludgeoned by the pandemic.

If 20 Republicans voted against an eventual coronavirus deal, that means McConnell would need support from at least 27 Democratic senators to get the bill over a 60-vote procedural threshold and pass it in the Senate. McConnell said during an interview with PBS "Newshour" earlier this week that "about 20 of my members think that weíve already done enough."

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/510094-mcconnell-15-20-gop-senators-will-not-vote-for-any-coronavirus-deal



Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) :
"One Senator said: 'There are a hundred problems with the plan.' Another: 'Itís a mess. I canít figure out what this bill is about.' ... Those would be harsh criticisms if they came from Democrats. But those quotes werenít from Democrats, those were Republican Senators talking about their own partyís plan," Schumer said during a speech from the Senate floor this week.

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Reply McConnell: 15-20 GOP senators will not vote for any coronavirus deal (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Jul 31 OP
bucolic_frolic Jul 31 #1
regnaD kciN Jul 31 #2
MiniMe Jul 31 #3
Blue Owl Jul 31 #4
Sneederbunk Jul 31 #5
Champion Jack Jul 31 #7
thecrow Aug 1 #15
sinkingfeeling Jul 31 #6
mtngirl47 Jul 31 #8
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 1 #9
LudwigPastorius Aug 1 #10
DeminPennswoods Aug 1 #11
beachbumbob Aug 1 #12
madeup64 Aug 1 #13
Roc2020 Aug 1 #14
Demsrule86 Aug 2 #19
JudyM Aug 1 #16
Demonaut Aug 1 #17
raccoon Aug 2 #18
BlueIdaho Aug 2 #20

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:20 PM

1. GOP silence is unnerving, it's like Merrick Garland 2016

You know they've got some cheat scheme up their sleeves. Our job is to figure it out and block it.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:21 PM

2. Dear Mitchie McYurtle...

It would appear that you have no choice but to deal with Democrats on that, now.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:23 PM

3. If you would bother to count, if you get a good bill together,

you wouldn't need many of those 15-20 Senators because the dems would vote for it

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:27 PM

4. Enjoy your senate majority while it lasts, McConMan

Tick Tok motherfucker...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:28 PM

5. Who are they?

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:34 PM

7. exactly, thats what I want to know

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Response to Champion Jack (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:14 PM

15. Yeah, who are they?

Apparently one of them said he didnít even know what this was all about??
Thatís one senator that nobody needs.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:31 PM

6. So then, how is this the Democrats' fault?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:42 PM

8. Isn't it always the Democrats' fault? Or we could blame Obama!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:40 AM

9. Go die - The GOP

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:28 AM

10. They've got theirs.

Why should they bother? Republican scumbags only run for office for self-aggrandizement and enrichment.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:48 AM

11. Why do you think the bill is being

negotiated by Pelosi, Mnuchin, Schumer and Meadows? All Dems will vote for it and McConnell will deliver enough votes to get to 60 or more in the Senate.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:39 AM

12. McConnel has a problem and its his problem to deal with

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:51 AM

13. How are Democrats not pouncing on this statement

"Senate Majority Leader McConnell says 15-20 GOP Senators won't pass any bill to help Americans deal with the Covid-19 pandemic because they believe they have done enough. 32 million people on unemployment. Parents scared about sending their kids to school this month. Massive wave of evictions forthcoming. 1 American dead every minute in the US. Tell the Republican Party, DO YOUR DAMN JOB!"

15-20 second ad spot writes itself.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:15 AM

14. The GOP is already being roasted and broiled

by supporters for their vote on the first rescue package. Not surprised at all there are 20 not willing to vote for anything further. Surprised it's not a higher amount.

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Response to Roc2020 (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:23 AM

19. I call BS on that... Most people want unemployment extended and help sent to the states...

As McConnell will find out in November if he continues down this path.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:42 PM

16. There'd be much less need if the repugs hadn't grifted so much from the first bill.

Hereís hoping thereís a large investigative article on that some time in the next couple of months.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:28 PM

17. call his bluff

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 09:28 AM

18. Fuck you, Mitch. Nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:44 AM

20. I guess that means Democrats control the Senate.

If GOP Senators want to be re-elected, they are going to need the co-operation of Democrats to pass a bill. If they decide to do nothing- they will face a bloodbath at the polls in November.

Meanwhile, real people are suffering - itís time to stop the bullshit.

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