McConnell Defends Controversial Decision

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday pledged that the Senate will return to Washington, D.C., next week even as Democrats are accusing him of endangering the lives of his fellow senators and Capitol staff.

McConnell, during a Fox News Radio interview, said senators are “not going to sit on the sidelines,” contrasting his plans with those of House leadership, who reversed course on Tuesday and canceled plans to return to D.C. on Monday.

“Well, one thing we’re going to do is, we’re going to come back to work next Monday, the House is not,” McConnell said, asked about negotiations on the next coronavirus relief package.

“We feel like if people on the front lines are willing to work during the pandemic, we should be as well. And so the Senate will come back; we’ll be in session next week,” he added.

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