Mitch McConnell Flat Out Refuses to Give Senate More Than 10 Hours to Review Health Care Bill


United States Senator and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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As a small cabal of old impotent white men clandestinely put together an enormous tax break for the rich at the cost of millions of people’s lives, word has leaked that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans on bringing his Trumpcare bill to the floor for a vote sometime next week. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) questioned McConnell on the floor of the Senate Monday and tried to get something resembling “reason” out of a man and a political party that has long disappeared from democracy and into the funhouse of corruption. It led to this exchange:

Schumer: I’ll just renew my request for one more. Will we have time, more than ten hours since this is a complicated bill, to review the bill? Will it be available to us and the public more than ten hours before we have to vote for it? Since our leader has said—our Republican leader—that there will be plenty of time for a process where people can make amendments. You need time to prepare those amendments.

McConnell: I think we’ll have ample opportunity to read and amend the bill.

Schumer: Will it be more than ten hours?

McConnell: I think we’ll have ample opportunity to read and amend the bill.

Schumer: I rest my case.

There are not enough curses in the human family of languages to describe what I think of Mitch McConnell. You can watch the exchange here. 

Walter Einenkel is a social media editor and writer at DailyKos. 



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June 20th, 2017 by
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