GOP Sen. Cornyn Blasts Dems for Including ‘Wish List’ in Coronavirus Relief Package — ‘Just Shameful’

In reaction Tuesday to Democrats attempting to add extra, unnecessary items into the coronavirus relief package, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) slammed Democratic leadership for including their “ideological wish list.”

Cornyn called the attempt by Democrats to leverage their wishes into the needed bill “shameful,” adding the political games being played over the bill are “reckless and irresponsible.”

“Everybody knows this is a national emergency, but this is like shooting the tires out in the fire truck that’s going to put out the fire,” Cornyn told “Fox & Friends.” “These are people who are getting paid to show up for work, and there are many people through no fault of their own aren’t getting paid anything, and we need to get money to them to help bridge them through this crisis.”

He added, “This is all about leverage. Unfortunately, the American people don’t have time to wait on these games to get the help they need, nor do the hospitals or the businesses that are shut down through no fault of their own. We need to make sure that when we get out of this health care crisis that there are jobs there for the American people so the economy can start booming again and so people can provide for their families. But unfortunately, they’re having to wait because of this idea of leverage. Democrats feel like they’ve got a bill that must pass, and it must, so they’re trying to extract everything they can, all their ideological wish list, and it is just shameful.”

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