Rand Paul has ignored calls from both Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell to stop blocking emergency aid to Ukraine.
Steven Dennis tweeted:
McConnell and Schumer both begged Paul to allow a vote on his amendment, but to let the bill be voted on today. Their joint plea did not persuade him.
– Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) May 12, 2022
Dennis stressed that it doesn’t matter if 99 senators are in favor of swift approval of the bill with unanimous consent. Under Senate rules, it takes all 100 senators to quickly pass legislation.
If Paul still votes against the bill, due to bogus debt / inflation problems, what aid to Ukraine has nothing to do with inflation, then why is he unnecessarily blowing up the Senate?
The answer is because it can.
The Senate is not broken.
The rules of the Senate are broken
Democrats must take a Senate seat or two in November, no matter what happens in the House, so they can fix the Senate rules by getting rid of the current filibuster and a senator’s power to destroy the entire body without having to do anything.
Rand Paul shouldn’t have the unilateral power to harm Ukraine, because it seems to be on Putin’s side.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in political science. His undergraduate work has focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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