WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the delay of the CARES Act, critical legislation to get relief to Texans dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, by Senate Democrats on Fox News’ Fox and Friends. The Washington Times reported that Senate Democrats are demanding unrelated policy reforms, like solar and wind tax credits and new fuel emission standards, be included in the bill. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s interview are below, and video can be found here.
“Everybody knows this is a national emergency, but this is like shooting the tires out in the fire truck that’s going to put out the fire. These are people who are getting paid to show up for work and there are many people through no fault of their own aren’t getting paid anything and we need to get money to them to help bridge them through this crisis.
“The American people don’t have time to wait on these games to get the help they need, nor do the hospitals or the businesses that are shut through no fault of their own.
“Democrats feel like they’ve got a bill that must pass and it must so they are trying to extract everything they can, all their ideological wish list, and it is just shameful.
“This is reckless and irresponsible. We need to get this done today.”