Congressional leaders have resisted calls to allow remote voting.
It’s particularly depressing that he would give voice to views that are so patently contrary to the spirit of democracy.
"If you ever agreed to it you'd never have a Republican elected in this country again."
Sens. Dick Durbin (Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat, and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) want to change the Senate's rules to allow for remote voting during a national crisis.Currently, senators vote in person on the Senate f
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke out against President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in response to their suggestion that the impeachment trial distracted the United States government from addressing the threat of the coronavirus in a timely manner. According to Pelosi, the slow to take action by the president’s team is not a responsibility they should waver from and they “should not try to hide behind an excuse.”
It's worth foregoing a tradition if it keeps Congress running.
The Trump campaign called Sessions "delusional" and argued he was falsely implying Trump supports his bid.
A growing number of lawmakers are calling for a Senate rule change to allow them to cast their vote remotely during the coronavirus outbreak.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., argued Tuesday the federal government was distracted by the Democratic-led impeachment trial of President Trump when the coronavirus outbreak began.
The Senate has passed coronavirus relief legislation that includes provisions for free testing for COVID-19 and paid emergency leave.
Even the Times could not deny that Trump may be right when he claims the drug is an effective treatment for COVID-19.