Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled the Senate to postpone until Nov. 9.
The move halted the Senate from doing any legislative business, including reaching a deal to supplement coronavirus aid while voters voted, and came after a fifth of 52-48 votes Monday to confirm Amy Connie Barrett before the U.S. Supreme Court .
A spokesman for McConnell told Business Insider that “there is nothing to add [McConnell’s] extensive remarks regarding the Democrats’ ongoing demonstration of COVID’s relief in the Senate. “
Sumerian spokesman Alex Nguyen quoted Business Insider in a statement Saturday accusing Republicans of trying to move forward with Barrett̵
“Today, we will give the Republican majority in the Senate the opportunity to consider critical legislation that has so far fallen into the legislative graveyard of Leader McConnell,” Schumer said in a statement, adding, “We must do this, not rush through this nomination while people vote and want their election to be heard, not the election of the Republican Senate. “
The two parties are increasingly sparring as elections approach, especially in terms of additional incentives for the coronavirus and Barrett’s nomination.
On Friday, Democrats used a variety of procedural tactics in a last-ditch effort to hold Barrett’s confirmation, and the two parties extensively reconsidered points of discussion and arguments accumulated from decades of fighting the Supreme Court.
“You will never, never regain confidence,” Sumer said in a Republican speech Monday, warning CSOs they have no right to tell Democrats how to run Congress the next time Democrats are in power.
As for coronavirus aid, the two sides failed to find a common language enough to reach an agreement, and Republicans rejected larger proposals. Earlier this month, McConnell effectively torpedoed a $ 1.8 trillion to $ 2.2 trillion stimulus negotiated by the White House and Democrats.
Instead, Republicans insisted a $ 500 billion “skinny” bill would suffice, but their proposal missed state aid, as well as $ 1,200 in direct payments to taxpayers, both key Democratic priorities, and Democrats eventually lifted the measure last week. .