AOC Calls Out Mitch McConnell For Senate’s Thanksgiving Break Without Stimulus Deal

SourceNewsweek
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday for granting the Senate a Thanksgiving recess without striking a deal on new COVID-19 relief legislation.Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks while speaking during a House hearing on Friday. She said that McConnell was "abandoning our people" by allowing the Senate to go on a break on Wednesday, a day earlier than had been expected, while Americans face the "extraordinary health and economic hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic.""Just a day or two ago, the Senate majority leader, Senator McConnell, decide to break the Senate," Ocasio-Cortez said. "And he broke the Senate as there are thousands of people in Texas lined up for food lines.

He broke the Senate while hospitals no longer have beds to house the sick. He broke the Senate, and dismissed the Senate, while 30 million Americans are on the brink of eviction.""He dismissed the Senate when every single day, when we go back to our communities, people are asking us, 'Where is there going to be help? Is there going to be a second stimulus check? Are we going to get the resources that we need?" she continued. "The Senate prides itself as one of ...read more...