Sen Mitch McConnell made a surprise announcement Tuesday afternoon – Senators will actually have to work through summer.
Republicans were happy to hear that McConnell canceled much of the annual August recess U.S. senators have become accustomed to in order to work on passing legislation ahead of the 2018 midterms. McConnell released a statement stating he made the move in the face of Democrat obstruction and wanted to focus on appropriations bills and the President Trump’s nominees:
The responses varied from sarcasm, to elation, to frustration, depending on where you fall on the political spectrum:
You mean they’re being forced to stay and do their job? Amazing! https://t.co/ZF9p6OBAXC
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 5, 2018
Something we didn’t squeeze in Playbook this morning: MITCH MCCONNELL expected to make official his decision on August recess today.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) June 5, 2018
BREAKING: Mitch McConnell just canceled The Senate's Recess because of "historic obstruction by Senate Democrats."
Are you kidding me?
This is only because he knows Democrats have an advantage on the campaign trail. Now there is one less month to campaign.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) June 5, 2018
Mitch McConnell is abusing his power by cancelling the August recess to prevent the 26 Democratic Senators that are up for re-election from having an opportunity to campaign. He is using his position for political gain. Proving again that he has no scruples.
— ΩBeckyΩ (@becketybeck) June 5, 2018
You got to love when the party that sides with MS-13 and weaponizes the U.S. Gov’t against its own people talks “scruples.”
Unsurprisingly, NPR ran with the lede that the GOP was going to spend their time on ‘spending bills.’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has cancelled the Senate’s long-planned summer recess, announcing that the Senate would remain in session to consider annual spending bills.
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) June 5, 2018
That’s part of it to be certain, but fighting for Trump’s nominees (and whatever else he may have up his sleeve) is exciting for many conservatives.
I was starting to think he was worthless, +1 McConnell -0 Democrats
— Stormy Bear 🐻 🌪 (@StormyBear3) June 5, 2018
‘Bout frickin’ time!
— Red Rider (aka Kirk Weir) (@Drivedabizness) June 5, 2018
Yep that’s it! How did you figure that out? Do you have a Scooby doo decoder ring?
— Lonnie Fultz (@lonnie_fultz) June 5, 2018
But then again…
They never should have had one in the first place. How many of us get a month off? https://t.co/KzkJgxITBg
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) June 5, 2018
Good point, Judge Jeanine.
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