Even now that Mitch McConnell has deigned to return from his leisurely 3-day vacation he was fine taking because it’s not like there’s a massive public health crisis about to melt down the economy or anything, Republicans continue to move with all deliberate deliberation:
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, is holding up the House-passed coronavirus relief bill and preventing it from being delivered to the Senate for a vote.
The House was expected to make technical corrections Monday to the bipartisan measure, passed by the House early Saturday, but Gohmert is insisting on reading them, a Democratic leadership aide confirmed to NBC News on Monday.
The technical corrections package has not yet been finalized and the House wants to pass it by unanimous consent because the House is on recess this week.
If one member stands in opposition, the House can’t send the bill to the Senate without bringing the entire House back from their districts to Washington for a vote. The Senate is in session this week, but schedules have been fluid because of the coronavirus outbreak.
One of America’s two major parties being a bumbling death cult turns out to be suboptimal.