Chuck Schumer slammed when he tries to rip Republicans for delaying relief to Americans in crisis

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Senator Chuck Schumer earned plenty of well-deserved backlash for attacking Republicans on coronavirus relief in a tweet lacking complete self-awareness.

The New York Democrat posted his complaint Thursday against President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers for delaying “help in this crisis,” referring to comments by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who said that Congress needs to “take a pause” before any more relief legislation is passed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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“President Trump, Senator McConnell, & Republicans are saying we should delay more help in this crisis.” Schumer tweeted Thursday.

“Now they’re worried about the deficit all of a sudden when we’re talking about people and workers and families keeping a roof over their heads?” the Senate Minority Leader wrote, adding, “We have to act big and bold NOW.”

Schumer was schooled on social media after his rant about Republicans delaying aid, as he was reminded that it was clearly Democrats who dragged their feet and imposed conditions on passing the previous relief packages over and over again.

The tweet echoed complaints Schumer has been leveling against McConnell and the Trump administration this week, accusing Republicans of being the ones delaying aid to Americans suffering from the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

“We need Franklin Rooseveltian-type action and we hope to take that in the House and Senate in a very big and bold way,” Schumer told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle.

“We need big, bold action,” he said, adding that he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “are working very closely together on putting together a very strong plan, which you will hear shortly.”

Schumer was deservedly slammed for politicizing the pandemic once again, and accused of “more petty partisanship” by Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway.

“Who said ‘We didn’t want to do anything, we’ll just do nothing’. Who said that?” Conway asked in an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered Overtime.”

“The president has signed three consecutive [relief] packages into law the moment it has hit his desk,” she said. “The latest one has over $3 trillion in direct assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program that got a replenishment.”

“For Chuck Schumer to say that, they’re acting like it’s the impeachment all over again,” Conway said. “It’s the Russian collusion investigation, it’s the next partisan witch hunt. Instead of saying ‘Hey, it’s great that we’ve already helped tens of thousands of businesses, millions of Americans in direct aid.'”

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