Enjoy That Nice Long Weekend, Cory Gardner?

UPDATE: Not confidence inspiring:

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Cory Gardner.

The U.S. Senate is getting back to work today after adjourning for a long weekend of flying back to home states to…well, obviously not to practice good “social distancing,” which would have been better served by staying in their D.C. residences. Sen. Cory Gardner flew back to Colorado late last week, before an emergency coronavirus relief bill was passed by the House–crucial days wasted, says Rocky Mountain Values in a press release today:

On Saturday at 12:51 am ET, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a critical package of legislation that will provide free testing, paid sick, family, and medical leave for workers, stronger unemployment benefits, food assistance for children and families, and enhanced Medicaid funding.

But rather than immediately pick up the bill and take action in the Senate, Mitch McConnell and Cory Gardner are waiting in silence — for days… [Pols emphasis]

“This is malpractice. Coloradans deserve to know where Cory is and why he isn’t doing his job to pass coronavirus legislation. Our hope is that this clock will remind Senator Gardner that time is precious during a crisis, and we can’t wait another day for him to take action.” -Marie Aberger, a spokesperson for Cut the Strings CO, a project of RMV

Visit wherescory.org and call on Senator Gardner to pass coronavirus legislation in the Senate TODAY.

The latest word we have is that the Senate GOP, back and rested up we hope, is going to get to work right after lunch–though there appears to be residual quibbling about provisions in the bill like paid sick leave, leaving plenty of room for the political uncertainly Americans can’t get enough of in time of crisis! This, in case you are unclear given the state of things, is sarcasm.

Whatever happens next, look for Sen. Gardner somewhere in the back.

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  1. PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

    Save a little hate for Madame Speaker and the Blue Crew. Then read the thread. They’re all failing us. Just send cash, please, Nancy, and get over your debt obsession.

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    They can pass whatever they want.

    ?????????? 

    So many possible responses, so little desire to engage in that right now . . . 

    • PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

      The Democrats can't pass a bill they want through the House?

      Romney, Cotton already supporting direct cash payments.  How many do the Dems need to pass a bill in the Senate?   How many more will say yes if pressed?  We won't know.

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        The Democrats can’t pass a bill they want through the House?

        Look, I’m no expert, not even a little bit, not even a pretend little bit . . .

        . . . but if I were a House Democratic (. . . god help us all . . .), I would want to pass something that not only helps, but is something that I can believe, and can convince myself, also has a reasonable chance of being enacted? . . .

        Otherwise it’s not going to help at all, and I’ve just wasted my time, and the entire body’s time, to no good end — except for playing legislative kabuki (. . . albeit on my team’s side — Yay, Team!) — at a time of national worldwide crisis?

        What was it Tyson said?  Something about everybody having a plan ‘til they get punched in the face?

        (Tyson = a blind pig . . .)

        PS: Almost forgot, here.
        . . . Cory Gardner is a suckface, worthless, weaselly waste of protoplasm!

    • PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

      I'll make it easy for folks to discuss these issues.

      I'll logoff and won't return until after the November election.  Good luck!

  3. Senator Gardner no longer has to face the public since he's self-quarantining after a constituent who visited him in his office has tested positive for COVID-19.

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