Skip to comments.All Hell Broke Loose: Why Schumer Blocked Collins From Speaking on Coronavirus Bailout Bill Today: Folks, This Was Done Deliberately to Tank The Markets
Posted on 03/24/2020 7:45:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Folks, this was done to tank the markets. This was done to resist President Trump. This was done to screw over the American worker. The Senate has a $1.6 trillion Wuhan coronavirus bailout package that Democrats co-wrote. They filibustered it on Sunday night. We all know why theyre doing this. This isnt a secret. The Dow Jones is down some 600 points as we speak and now, theyre trying to logroll stuff that is unrelated to this pandemic. Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) said this move is to shift the economic agenda more to the progressive Lefts vision. Guy wrote up the laundry list the left wants right now. And now, as Cortney wrote, they blocked the bailout package again. They hope to have a deal by the end of the day (via Politico):
Senate Democrats are rushing to finish negotiations with the Trump administration on a massive $1.6 trillion-plus emergency rescue package as the coronavirus spreads and markets continue to dive.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on the Senate floor Monday afternoon that he was confident that negotiators will reach a deal soon.
But Republicans argued Democrats are stalling the proposal and are adding extraneous provisions onto the package that have nothing to do with the coronavirus outbreak, like fuel emission standards for airlines and more wind and solar tax credits.
"Democrats won't let us fund hospitals or save small businesses until they get to dust off the Green New Deal," a visibly irritated McConnell said. "This has got to stop. And today is the day it has to stop. The country is out of time."
Tensions on the Senate floor reached new heights Monday afternoon as lawmakers rushed to complete the deal, with Republicans berating Democrats for the delays.
"I cannot believe objections to proceeding to this package," said Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who worked on its small business provisions. "Is this package perfect? No but that's why negotiations are going on ... Time is not on our side."
Slush fund talking point RIP. https://t.co/sozYMLsnA0 Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 23, 2020
Schumer now calling Senate bill a "Republican-only bill."
Schumer Sunday: "to my delight and surprise there has been a great deal of bipartisan cooperation" https://t.co/Ro9qxf1ZlE John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) March 23, 2020
MCCONNELL: "We were this close. But then, the Speaker flew back from San Francisco. Suddenly, the Senate's serious bipartisan process turned into this left-wing episode of supermarket sweep."
Timeline below shows why PELOSI owns this obstruction https://t.co/zzYm9xYynD pic.twitter.com/hxBG2j0frp Jeremy Adler (@JeremyAdler) March 23, 2020
Via senior GOP aide, Schumer/Pelosi now pushing these demands amid pandemic-fueled economic collapse:
1) Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
2) Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
3) Expansion of wind and solar tax credits Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 23, 2020
Source writes, not only are these completely unrelated to the coronavirus epidemic, they could prevent companies from participating in the loan programs altogetherdirectly causing unnecessary layoffs. Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 23, 2020
Reagan wrote up the Collins blow up, and it was a time when the chamber boiled over.
Cmon, this is bulls**t, shouted Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). Lisa DeJardins of PBS Newshour was the only reporter in the chamber when this all went down.
As the only reporter in the Senate chamber for all that - let me just say WOW.
Ive seen a lot, never seen anything quite like that.
Need to send notes to my newsroom, etc. Then will tweet more. Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) March 23, 2020
Senate chamber boils over.
- Sen. Collins asked to speak, Schumer objected.
- Sen. Cotton shouted, "C'mon", "This is bullshit!"
- Collins walked thru her row to Schumer - stood a foot or so away, finger pointed, exclaimed, "you are objecting to my speaking? This is appalling!" Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) March 23, 2020
- Republicans were now nearly all standing, loudly voicing anger.
- Schumer was trying to sort out, with his staff, how to communicate what he was doing. (He wanted to ask about schedule and offer some votes but notably seems he had not signaled that to the GOP beforehand). Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) March 23, 2020
- Sen. Cotton, standing near the well, presses the point and in an oddly "I am Spartacus!" moment, asks to speak himself.
- Schumer: objection.
- Sen. Cassidy is now Spartacus, asks to speak.
- Schumer: objection. Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) March 23, 2020
Schumer is finally able to communicate he wants to ask about the question and move some voice votes.
McConnell, there w/ no staff next to him, slows it down and seems he had no warning of Schumer's move.
So on the fly they agree to two voice votes and an hour of debate. Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) March 23, 2020
She wrote when Schumer objected to her speaking, she walked through her row to the Senate Minority Leader, finger pointed, and said, you are objecting to my speaking? This is appalling.
On Schumers part, it seemed like there was just a lack of communication, which led to this blowup.
Schumer was trying to sort out, with his staff, how to communicate what he was doing, wrote Desjardins. He wanted to ask about schedule and offer some votes but notably seems he had not signaled that to the GOP beforehand.
Sens. Cotton and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) all tried to speak in what DesJardins called an I am Spartacus moment. All got objected by Schumer. And after all that, it seems Schumer wanted was some voice votes. Two voice votes and an hour of debate. But lets be serious, this was done to again hobble the markets, and show the Democratic Partys left flank that resist is still alive and well. And these nutcases, like China, would rather see the U.S. economy burn than allow Trump to contain this and get things rolling again.
The Democrats are deliberately trying to wreck the economy because they think they will get the chance to rebuild it in 2021.
Milk Dud 2 needs to learn the Spandau Ballet...
Be all their sins remembered...
Doesn’t the GOP control the Senate?
And Collins thought voting against and speaking up against Trump would make democrats get friend...
The Democrats couldn’t rebuild a Lego house, let alone the economy. Those evil jerks.
Ruining peoples' lives.
And Sen. Mcsally said that Schmucks was GRINNING!!!! EVIL!
RE: Doesnt the GOP control the Senate?
1) A few of the GOP Senators are on self-quarantine ( e.g. Rand Paul, I don;t know if Ted Cruz is out of isolation yet )
2) The minority can FILIBUSTER a Bill and that’s what the Democrats have done.
The Ferris Bueller republicans are the scum not doing their jobs. Get your lazy lying a$$ to work.
OMG!! YES!! WHY was Schmucks in charge??? Stand up MITCH!!
Theyre doing this so they can get TOTAL CONTROL of the economy. Read Plastic Face Pelosis wish list from yesterday on the emergency stimulus plan, and youll get a pretty good idea on how they plan to control the American people
Yes, however 5 including Rand Paul are in quarantine.
This is what we can expect if the Left ever win the Senate back.
I thought the days of filibuster were over when McConnell used the so-called “nuclear option” to advance judicial nominees or is that only for them?
“And the Saxons began to hate.”
RE: Nuclear Option
I think that only applies to Judicial Nominees.
“All got objected by Schumer”
Since when does this prick run the show?
Yeah, just a communication problem. Kind of like threatening two justices of the Supreme Court was 'misinterpreted'. /sarc