Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy is very upset. And you know what? He has every right to be. Because Mitch McConnell is calling the Senate back to D.C. on May 4. And that’s a damn disgrace:
McConnell is calling the Senate back in, ignoring DC's stay at home order and putting thousands of Capitol employees at risk.
Not to do oversight of Trump's pandemic response.
Not to pass a new relief bill.
But to ram through more conservative judges.https://t.co/EbdFTO5z8R
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) April 28, 2020
More from the Daily Beast:
According to two Democratic aides, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is expected to schedule a committee hearing for May 6 for Justin Walker, a federal judge in Kentucky whom President Trump has nominated to the influential D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
McConnell announced on Monday that the Senate would return to session on May 4 for its first full week of legislative business after the CARES Act passed in late March. And he has not been shy about his desire to start confirming judges as soon as his chamber is back in session.
“I haven’t seen anything that would discourage me from doing that. And as soon as we get back in session, we’ll start confirming judges again,” he told Hugh Hewitt in a recent interview.
Well, we certainly can’t have that, can we, Chris Murphy?
Can’t Dems do anything about this? It’s outrageous
— Katherine Tave (@katherinetave) April 28, 2020
Yes, absolutely outrageous … that McConnell would want the Senate to get back to business.
You mean "to do the Senate's job." https://t.co/qVSym0ByDw
— RBe (@RBPundit) April 28, 2020
God forbid you have to go to work
— Reddrick (@thereddrick) April 28, 2020
Good for him.
— Not Bruno With The Fake Works (@rtb1003) April 28, 2020
Sorry, Chris. But at least you managed to confirm what we already knew to be true about you:
So, you admit you're a non-essential worker… https://t.co/7YJK7vjias
— jon gabriel (@exjon) April 28, 2020