Today, the DSCC released a new digital video spotlighting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s unpopular position that the federal government should let states “use the bankruptcy route” instead of providing desperately needed funding to state and local governments. Instead of standing up for their states, vulnerable Republican incumbent senators are staying silent or falling in line with McConnell. Meanwhile, Democratic and Republican governors have blasted McConnell’s position and urged Congress to pass funding for essential services like emergency response, health care workers, and education.
Here’s what these Republican senators had to say about McConnell’s reckless position that states should go bankrupt during a public health crisis:
“These Republican senators are supposed to fight for their states, but they’re once again putting their Washington party leaders first,” said DSCC spokesperson Helen Kalla. “This blind partisan loyalty at the expense of constituents back home is exactly what voters despise about Washington, and it’s why they’ll vote these Senate Republicans out in November.”