Feinstein Urges McConnell To Delay Senate’s Return: We Remain In A Critical Time
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to reconsider plans to reconvene the chamber next week, saying the country was clearly still in a “critical time” of the coronavirus pandemic.
“In the interest of public health and sending the right message to the nation, I ask that you allow the Senate to continue working remotely,” Feinstein wrote in a letter to McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday.
McConnell confirmed this week the Senate will reconvene as planned on May 4, saying the body would not “sit on the sidelines” as the nation reels from a bevy of stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines that have wrought economic havoc. Jobless claims have climbed to record heights, …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]