Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema is siding with congressional Republicans over Chuck Schumer and her own party, saying this morning that the Senate should pass more small business aid by unanimous consent “ASAP.”
Yesterday, Bloomberg News reported the $350 billion in small business aid designed to keep workers on payroll was running out. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attempted to pass an additional $250 billion in relief to stop the program from running out of money, but the measure was blocked by Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats. National news outlets roundly criticized Democrats for holding small business relief hostage.
It’s time for Senate Democratic candidates around the country to stand and be counted. In a time of national crisis when their party leaders are cruelly playing politics with the livelihoods of voters in their state, do they have the courage to stand up against their own party?
If not now, when?