The Senate reopened on Monday to get back to work for the first time since the coronavirus crisis, but the House refuses to return to work to help the American people, once again dividing the nation and its powers with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nonsense.
While President Trump is ready for America to get back to work, he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell-led mostly Republican Senate convened 100 senators at the U.S. Capitol to show the people of America that they are working hard for them during this unprecedented pandemic.
The 430-member House, however, refuses to reconvene, and continues to make excuses to get back to doing their jobs – which they are still being paid for even though they have refused to perform. Their excuses have ranged from claiming that their agenda is too light to complaining about returning just to confirm Trump’s judicial and executive branch nominees.
None of this is justified at all, as these tasks are obviously not all that is on the agenda for our Congress during a worldwide pandemic, though the Democrats want you to think so. Several committees are scheduled to meet to debate issues related to the virus outbreak, including the Oversight Committee. The Health Committee also plans to hold a session on potential cures for the virus, and the Commerce Committee will conduct a hearing on the airline industry – just to name a few of the many tasks that need to be completed.
When none of these excuses for not returning to Washington played well for their agenda, they then said that the attending physician told top GOP officials that the health office did not have the means to perform instant virus tests on the people that were returning to Capitol Hill, making it an unsafe place to be and suggested they not return.
On Saturday however, President Trump stepped in to do what good leaders do – he handled the situation with a solid and acceptable solution.
“There is tremendous Coronavirus testing capacity in Washington for the Senators returning to Capitol Hill on Monday,” Trump posted on his social media account while also tagging a message to his chief of staff Mark Meadows.
Within 90 minutes, Health Secretary Alex Azar posted on social media that the administration would be sending three machines and 1,000 virus tests to Capitol Hill.
While this is amazing leadership at work and a lightening fast response to a valid concern, the Democrats are still refusing to work. Even with an acceptable working solution before them, the House still did not return to work as scheduled on Monday, and still have not given any indication when they will start to take their positions more seriously and do the what the American people elected them to do.