Senate Democrats’ “Designed to Fail” June Agenda Skips Regular Order
‘The Democratic Leader has laid out a partisan agenda he seems to hope will illustrate that the Senate is broken. This series of radical proposals has no chance of becoming law, but every intention of justifying reckless changes to the way this body operates.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats’ far-left agenda:
“And now, some of our colleagues have signaled that they intend to use this month to depart from that example, themselves.
“The Democratic Leader has laid out a partisan agenda he seems to hope will illustrate that the Senate is broken.
“This series of radical proposals has no chance of becoming law, but every intention of justifying reckless changes to the way this body operates.
“Plans to jam hospitals, schools, and small businesses with new high-stakes tests of “wokeness”…
“To dramatically curtail Americans’ right to keep and bear arms…
“And of course, to tip the scales of our electoral system permanently in their favor.
“Yesterday, the radical parade began with an attempt to use the cause of paycheck fairness as cover for placing unprecedented new legal burdens on American employers.
“Wage discrimination on the basis of sex has been illegal in this country for nearly 60 years.
“What Democrats proposed yesterday was to kick down carefully-constructed protections to leave even the smallest American businesses at risk of unlimited liability in workplace cases, even where malice plays no part.
“Their bill would force workers to opt out of, rather than into, class-action suits.
“In other words, a gift-wrapped bonanza for the trial bar.
“Unsurprisingly, this gambit not only failed to pass.
“It failed even to unite a majority of the Senate.
“If our colleagues intended to actually earn support for consensus steps on paycheck fairness, they might have considered subjecting their proposal to scrutiny through the normal legislative process.
“Perhaps a markup, or even just a committee hearing.
“Well, apparently, when your agenda is designed to fail, regular order is just a waste of time.”
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