Sen. Cornyn Says Democrats Using Crisis to Advance Liberal Agenda
Senator John Cornyn joined The Chad Hasty Show on Monday to discuss the federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sen. Cornyn slammed Senate Democrats for blocking a vote Sunday on a stimulus bill that would provide relief to small businesses and to employees. He accused Democrats of using the crisis to advance a liberal agenda.
Cornyn told KFYO:
“I’m…pretty frustrated and downright angry at Sen. Schumer and Nancy Pelosi sitting on the sidelines receiving a government paycheck while hundreds of thousands of Americans are out of work because they’ve been told they can’t go to work and they’re not receiving a penny.
“We’re trying to get them some help as well as the small businesses that we hope will still be in existence when this virus passes, as well as try to provide some loans that will be paid back to large employers that employ hundreds of thousands of people so our economy can jump back after this temporary crisis.
“And what they’re doing is using this crisis to advance their ideological and political agenda. This is not a time for that. We need to get people help immediately who need help the most, particularly those who don’t even have a paycheck coming in to pay for the necessities of life.
“Blocking this bill is completely irresponsible.”
Cornyn also told KFYO that as of right now, there is no contingency plan for lawmakers to vote remotely. As of the time of this writing, 5 Senators are in self-isolation or quarantine due to the coronavirus. If enough Senators are in isolation, they risk not having enough lawmakers to vote on future legislation.
Listen to the full interview with Senator John Cornyn above.