As today’s Senate vote-a-rama gets under way on Democrats’ budget resolution that will lay the groundwork for delivering much-needed COVID relief, Republicans plan to push extraneous issues and force unnecessary political votes.
With today’s stunt, Republicans are making it clear they are more focused on distracting from the substance of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which Americans broadly support because they know it is necessary in order to put working families back on a path towards normalcy.
“Today’s stunt is just another example of GOP obstructionism. Republicans are playing political games when they should be working with Democrats to get relief to struggling Americans,” said Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “With hospitals overwhelmed, millions out of work, and children behind in school, now is the time to come together to deliver for the people, not play games with American lives. Georgians deserve better, which is why we voted to elect Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock and put Democrats in charge. It’s time for Republicans to join them in leading our nation out of this crisis.”