The leader of the Republicans in the United States Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky blasted his Democrat counterparts yesterday over a near government shut-down crisis which should never have occurred in the first place.
Senate Leader McConnell said on the Senate floor yesterday:
“After tonight’s vote, I think the best path forward is clear: the quickest and surest way to get FEMA all the disaster funds it needs, and put an end to any talk of a government shutdown, is for the Senate to take up and pass the House-passed CR right away.
“Unfortunately, my friends on the other side of the aisle will not agree to that.
“However, earlier today, as we all know, FEMA indicated it already has the funds it needs for the duration of the current CR — without the billions more in emergency funds Democrats have been calling for.