Democrats decided to go the nuclear route to avoid Republican interference in their radical plans. But it looks like Republicans are getting in the way, after all.
The left used budget reconciliation to force a $1.9 trillion bill through Congress. That means only a simple majority in the Senate will get this bloat spending bill passed.
While some Democrats in the Senate voiced concerns, they might still end up voting for this bill. So, one Republican has a plan to make the left suffer.
Because he might force clerks to read the entire 600-page legislation out loud.
From Daily Wire:
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is threatening to force Senate clerks to read every word in the nearly 600-page $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus relief package before a vote can take place…
“I’m going to make the Senate clerk read the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion bill. All several hundred pages of it,” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “Then I’m going to offer amendments. Many amendments. We need to highlight the abuse. This is not a COVID relief bill. It’s a boondoggle for Democrats.”
Sen. Johnson slammed the massive spending bill, saying it was not a “COVID relief bill,” as the left claims. Instead, he said it was a “boondoggle” for Democrats.
It’s hard to argue with him. Those who actually combed through the massive bill learned little of the near-$2 trillion package will go to help Americans during this pandemic.
Instead, billions and billions of dollars will go to fund left-wing projects and wish lists. Many Americans won’t even get their promised $1,400 payment (down from $2,000—a short-change already).
Johnson’s solution is to punish Democrats by forcing the bill to be read out entirely by Senate clerks. After that, he will recommend his amendments and changes.
The left might not support his changes, but forcing them to read this bloated piece of legislation might expose some of it to the public.
It could highlight just how wasteful and ridiculous Biden’s boondoggle is. And it will force Democrats to listen to their own, bad legislation.
According to Johnson, this might take ten hours to read through the bill. I think that’s just about long enough to rattle Democrats’ cages.
- Democrats are forcing through their $1.9 trillion spending bill.
- Johnson threatened to require clerks to read the entire bill before the Senate.
- The reading could take up to ten hours to finish.
Source: Daily Wire