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Fri May 1, 2020, 07:12 PM

Mike Lee says senators who don't want to return to D.C. should consider new line of work

SALT LAKE CITY — Senators who don’t want to return to Washington amid the coronavirus pandemic should maybe get out of politics, Utah Sen. Mike Lee suggested Friday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to bring the Senate back next week with no immediate plans to consider additional coronavirus legislation has left some members uneasy about traveling when stay-at-home orders remain intact in most states and the congressional attending physician recommends Congress stay away for now, according to NBC News.

“Legislate, or don’t legislate. But trying to legislate without convening is neither logical nor constitutional,” Lee wrote in a series of tweets.

“If some of my colleagues in the Senate are really concerned that they won’t survive the process of doing what they were hired to do, then perhaps they should consider another line of work.”

Read more: https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/5/1/21244192/coronavirus-covid-19-donald-trump-congress-mike-lee-mitch-mcconell-nancy-pelosi

McConnell is trying to push through as many federal judge confirmations as possible in the next six to eight months.

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Fri May 1, 2020, 07:18 PM

1. That's rich.

Coming from this asshole.

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Fri May 1, 2020, 07:57 PM

2. Hazmat suits.

Might come handy in their line of work and be a write off.

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Fri May 1, 2020, 09:21 PM

3. This is a perfect time to move toward allowing members...

To vote electronically from outside the chambers. Maybe allow a percentage of votes to be allowed via technological means to force them to be in DC when feasible. And maybe in extreme circumstance like we're in now, sessions could be held online.

At a minimum, allowing infirm members vote from their hospital beds would make sense. With so many 75+ year-old members, it might come in handy.

Anyway, a thought...

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