The Federalist: Ted Cruz Explodes On Democrat Senators And Media For Blocking Coronavirus Bailout Bill While Americans DieNews|3.23.20
On Monday afternoon, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, exploded on Democrat senators and their media allies for blocking a $1.8 trillion coronavirus spending bill.
On Sunday night, Democrats in the Senate blocked the bill, complaining it had too much money for corporations and not enough for individuals. Republicans are missing five senators, all of whom are quarantining, bringing the vote to a deadlock at 47-47.
“Last night when this Senate voted on whether to move forward with emergency relief legislation for the millions of people being devastated by economic disaster we’re seeing as a result of the coronavirus epidemic, every single Democrat in this body voted block consideration of this bill,” Cruz said.
Cruz continued to point out Democrats did not vote down the bill, but denied it any consideration whatsoever.
“What does it mean to vote to block consideration? It doesn’t mean [Democrats] voted against the bill. It means they voted against even starting to take it up,” Cruz said.