Senator Ron Johnson just beat Dems at their own game!
In response to Biden’s bloated $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, Johnson is forcing the Senate clerks to read out loud all 628 pages of the bill, which should take roughly ten hours.
While Johnson certainly won’t be getting any Christmas cards from the clerks with this move, he’ll certainly earn the trust of many Americans, who would otherwise know nothing about this outrageous bill.
I’m going to make the Senate clerk read the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion bill. All several hundred pages of it.
Then I’m going to offer amendments. Many amendments.
We need to highlight the abuse.
This is not a COVID relief bill.
It’s a boondoggle for Democrats.
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) March 3, 2021
WASHINGTON – Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., forced the Senate to begin reading all 628 pages of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID bill aloud on the Senate floor Thursday, further delaying a vote on the legislation Democrats hope to make law by next week.
Johnson said his tactic was about “educating” the American public on what was in the $1.9 trillion package, which he has derided as full of provisions unrelated to COVID relief. The entire process could take at least 10 hours.
He told reporters Thursday he felt badly for the Senate clerks who are going to “have to read it,” but it was “important” to delay the process and read the bill aloud because “so often we rush these massive bills” which few lawmakers have time to read.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Johnson’s move would “accomplish little more than a few sore throats for the Senate clerks who work very hard day in, day out to help the Senate function.”
And Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told reporters, “I’m not sitting here for reading the bill.” His Republican colleague had “every right” to request the reading, but “I don’t think it particularly moves the ball forward,” Graham said, citing the later amendment process as a more productive use of time to showcase Republican disagreements with the legislation.
Go on and let them complain!
It’s Johnson and the American people’s right to know exactly what’s in this bill.
After all, it’s eventually coming out of our taxes.
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