Deliberative Senate Declines to Debate More Coronavirus Aid
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate is doing almost anything but deliberate the coronavirus.
It’s as though the crisis has split the world's greatest deliberative body into two.
On one side is a Senate clamoring for a quick response to the crisis.
On the other is the wait-and-see Senate hitting pause on swift action and carrying on with business unrelated to the coronavirus.
The split screen provides a study in contrasts and priorities. It's defining the parties ahead of the 2020 election.
The Senate is set to break for a Memorial Day recess without acting on more virus aid.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it will consider next steps next month.