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McConnell: Dems stopping Biden from making deal with GOP Senate on smaller COVID stimulus

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(L-R) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) arrive to watch the departure of the remains of Officer Brian Sicknick leave the US Capitol after laying in honor in the Rotunda on February 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by DREW ANGERER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 6:40 PM PT – Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The Senate Minority Leader claimed Democrats are blocking Joe Biden from making a deal with Republicans on coronavirus relief.

On Wednesday, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) slammed Democrats for their push towards budget reconciliation. This came after moderate GOP lawmakers met with Biden to unveil their own stimulus package that would cost significantly less than the $1.9 trillion Democrat plan.

McConnell noted Democrat hypocrisy, claiming they continually blocked Republican stimulus options over the summer despite their calls for bipartisanship.

“But the rushed budget process that will play out this week is exactly, exactly the wrong path towards making law,” McConnell said. “Senate Republicans will be ready and waiting with a host of amendments to improve the rushed procedural step that’s being jammed through.”

McConnell noted Biden may be more open to working with Republicans than his colleagues and staff members.

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