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McCONNELL to REPORTER: 'I Know You're Paid to Find Something Wrong with Everything' 

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.26.20

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promoted the bipartisan Coronavirus relief package at the US Capitol Thursday; saying the bill is necessary to help ease the suffering of American workers and businesses in every state.

“Should the public have had more time to understand what this bill is?” asked one reporter.

“Do you work here? We’re the elected representatives of the American people. We lay down a bill as a result of consultation with Republican members on key committees, we invited our Democratic friends to join us, by Sunday we had a bipartisan bill,” said McConnell.

“That’s what we do here. We’re elected to get results… The public is watching all of it. This bill is no different than any other bill… We had input from everyone all over the country. All parts of our society… I know you’re paid to find something wrong with everything,” he added.

 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called-out his Democratic colleagues Thursday on their efforts to promote far-left policies in the Coronavirus relief bill; saying their behavior has been a “total disgrace.”

“This is not another day in Congress. This is a time when we have to come together to deliver real results. What Democrats did was a total disgrace. History will not be kind to the days that added millions to the unemployed simply because they wanted to change the election laws and promote the Green New Deal,” said McCarthy.

Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped the Senate’s Coronavirus stimulus package Wednesday afternoon; describing the proposal as a “historic corporate giveaway” at the expense of American workers.

“Just a reminder that there is absolutely no good reason why Senate Republicans are tying a historic corporate giveaway to getting relief money in the hands of families. They could just authorize sending checks to families today, right now, & deal with the rest. But they refuse,” posted Ocasio-Cortez on social media.

Members of the ‘Squad’ demanded a series of far-left proposals be included in the Congressional relief package to help Coronavirus victims this week; asking for the cancellation of student debt, banning of evictions, and prohibition of “executive bonuses” in the plan.

“Any rescue package must:
1) Cancel student debt
2) Fund losses for small businesses and local governments
3) Ban evictions and foreclosures
4) Ban stock buybacks and executive bonuses
We need a groundswell of support for these critical measures!” posted Omar on social media.

“The developments of this Senate relief bill are concerning. We are hearing lots of vague statements, but not a single member of Congress has seen actual bill text. It seems to give a *HALF TRILLION DOLLARS* away to big corporations, w/ few worker protections. Half a trillion,” added Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.

The White House and leaders in the US Senate agreed to a $2 trillion stimulus package to help businesses impacted by the Coronavirus Wednesday; unveiling a sweeping bipartisan plan to shore-up the economy and protect American workers.

“The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic,” reports the Associated Press.

“To the American people, we say, big help, quick help is on the way,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

The proposal now heads to the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.

“House Democrats will now review the final provisions and legislative text of the agreement to determine a course of action,” said Speaker Pelosi.

“After days of intense discussions, the Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement on a historic relief package for this pandemic,” said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “It will rush new resources onto the front lines of our nation’s health care fight. And it will inject trillions of dollars of cash into the economy as fast as possible to help Americans workers, families, small businesses and industries make it through this disruption and emerge on the other side ready to soar.”

Read the full report here.

Source: Associated Press

‘NOT ENOUGH’: Warren Says ‘Any Stimulus’ Plan Must Support ‘Workers Benefits,’ Not ‘Giant Corporations’

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.23.20

Failed presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren weighed-in Monday on the ongoing Congressional negotiations regarding a Coronavirus relief plan; saying any package must support “workers benefits.”

“Any stimulus must support workers’ payroll and benefits—not enrich wealthy executives of giant corporations. If we want to weather this crisis, we need to build the economy from the grassroots up,” posted Warren on social media.

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed his Democratic colleagues Monday for delaying a bipartisan Coronavirus relief package; with top aides accusing the liberal lawmakers of blocking the legislation over their “ideological wish list.”

“Republicans are accusing Democrats of using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to push unrelated political agendas, as the two sides failed to reach an agreement Sunday night to advance legislation that would provide relief to American businesses and families struggling as a result of the outbreak,” reports Fox News.

“They ought to be embarrassed,” said Sen. McConnell. “This is no time for this nonsense.”

“We Democrats are trying to get things done, not making partisan speech after partisan speech,” fired-back Sen. Schumer.

“As Leader Schumer continues to hold up the desperately-needed relief package, the last-minute list of demands from Pelosi’s and Schumer’s ideological wish list are coming into focus,” one senior Republican aide said.

Read the full report here.

Source: Fox News

BREAKING NOW: Bernie Sanders Meeting with Staffers to ‘Assess His Campaign’ for President

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.18.20

Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders is reportedly meeting with staffers to “assess his campaign” following a string of brutal primary losses to former Vice President Joe Biden during Tuesday night’s Democratic elections.

“The next primary contest is at least three weeks away. Sen. Sanders is going to be having conversations with supporters to assess his campaign,” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir said.

“In the immediate term, however, he is focused on the government response to the coronavirus outbreak and ensuring that we take care of working people and the most vulnerable,” Shakir added.

Biden swept primaries across the country Tuesday night; beating Senator Bernie Sanders by big margins in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona.

Joe Biden swept another round of delegate-rich contests Tuesday – winning in Florida, Illinois and Arizona – further cementing the former vice president as the dominant front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination over Bernie Sanders as the coronavirus threat scrambles the primary calendar for the foreseeable future,” reports Fox News.

Tuesday’s primaries could be the last due to Coronavirus concerns; adding more pressure for Sanders to quit the race before the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee this summer.

“Senator Sanders and I may disagree on tactics, but we share a common vision for the need to provide affordable health care for all Americans, reducing income inequality hat has risen so drastically, to tackling the existential threat of our time, climate change,” said Biden. “Senator Sanders and his supporters have brought a remarkable passion and tenacity to all of these issues. … Together, they have shifted the fundamental conversation in this country. So let me say, especially to the young voters who have been inspired by Senator Sanders. I hear you.”

With most precincts reporting, Biden Beat Sanders 43% to 31% in Arizona, 59% to 36% in Illinois, and 62% to 23% in the pivotal battleground state of Florida.

Read the full report at Fox News.

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