McConnell calls votes to get workers paid ‘pointless'

McConnell calls votes to get workers paid ‘pointless'

Postby Cactus Jack » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:34 pm

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An attempt by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) to end the Trump shutdownwas immediately quashed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Not only did McConnell prevent a vote on reopening the government, he called the very idea of voting on the issue “absolutely pointless.”

Cardin stood up in the Senate and asked for unanimous consent to pass a bill which would end the weekslong Trump-led government shutdown. The Senate passed a similar measure — also by unanimous consent — in December. But this time, McConnell sided with Trump and objected.

“The last thing we need to do right now is trade pointless, absolutely pointless, show votes back and forth across the aisle,” McConnell said.

The 800,000 federal workers who are not being paid would probably not describe the attempt to reopen the government “pointless.” Nor would the thousands of families who face possible evictions because of a lack of funds for certain housing programs. Nor would airline pilots, who warned of safety concerns because of the shutdown.

But to McConnell and his Republican colleagues, a vote to end the pain caused by the Trump shutdown is “absolutely pointless.”
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Re: McConnell calls votes to get workers paid ‘pointless'

Postby Maddog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:23 am

Reid used to do the same thing. Block votes so that your folks dont have to defend their votes.

Do you think a vote will pass the Republican controlled Senate?
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Re: McConnell calls votes to get workers paid ‘pointless'

Postby Cactus Jack » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:46 am

Maddog wrote:Reid used to do the same thing. Block votes so that your folks dont have to defend their votes.

Do you think a vote will pass the Republican controlled Senate?

Why not let them vote and find out? :dunno:

At the very least we would get to see which Republicans are going to sit on their hands rather than stand by a deal they have already voted for when they controlled both the House and Senate thus demonstrating theirs is not a stand based on principle or concern for border security but instead on their political insecurity....

Oh I get you now.

You think that Republican senators who vote for a pointless shutdown are at risk in 2020 from reasonable Americans on one side and Trump's fanatical base on the other and they're putting party before country despite the fact that, for example, the lack of e-Verify is doing more to facilitate illegal immigration than a wall could do to stop it.

You may have a point there. :more beer:
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Re: McConnell calls votes to get workers paid ‘pointless'

Postby Maddog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:02 pm

Cactus Jack wrote:
Maddog wrote:Reid used to do the same thing. Block votes so that your folks dont have to defend their votes.

Do you think a vote will pass the Republican controlled Senate?

Why not let them vote and find out? :dunno:

At the very least we would get to see which Republicans are going to sit on their hands rather than stand by a deal they have already voted for when they controlled both the House and Senate thus demonstrating theirs is not a stand based on principle or concern for border security but instead on their political insecurity....

Oh I get you now.

You think that Republican senators who vote for a pointless shutdown are at risk in 2020 from reasonable Americans on one side and Trump's fanatical base on the other and they're putting party before country despite the fact that, for example, the lack of e-Verify is doing more to facilitate illegal immigration than a wall could do to stop it.

You may have a point there. :more beer:



Have the vote, dont have the vote. It's the way the Senate works under both parties. You think the problem is one party. Its bigger than that.
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