UPDATED 8:06 AM PT — Friday, May 29, 2020
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer recently took aim at Senate Republicans by accusing the GOP of “inaction.” In a statement Thursday, Schumer called on Republican leaders to “stop sitting on their hands” and implement additional coronavirus relief measures.
Schumer’s remarks came despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reaffirming the potential for a fifth package within a month or so. In response, the Senate minority leader called his comments “appalling,” adding that bipartisan measures are needed to provide immediate relief to workers and families in need.
“For the Republicans to say we have plenty of time, for the the Republicans to say we don’t need to act…they’re in an alternative universe…at least when McConnell says that and so many others just back him up,” Schumer stated.
The Senate is working for the American people during this crisis. We’ve been in session for weeks. House Democrats have shown up for work two days in eight weeks. They flew into town to pass a far-left wish list that could not even unite their own conference & promptly left town. pic.twitter.com/XaUzFgD1Al
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) May 20, 2020
Earlier this month, the House passed a nearly $3 trillion relief package that Republicans have deemed “a liberal wish list.”