Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was taken to the woodshed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday for sending senators home as the House prepares to vote on a crucial coronavirus bill.

Earlier this week, McConnell refused to pass a House bill that would provide funding for free coronavirus testing, give Americans paid sick leave and extend unemployment insurance and Medicaid in response to the pandemic sweeping the country.

Now, as the House prepares to pass another such bill, McConnell and Senate Republicans have gone AWOL even though President Donald Trump has endorsed the legislation.

In fact, Trump is trying to take credit for the free testing and paid sick leave that Democrats had already been previously seeking.

But unless McConnell reconvenes the Senate, the bill won’t be passed and it could be nearly two weeks before Americans get the help they desperately need.

And that’s why Schumer called him out on Twitter.

He’s not wrong. McConnell is already the grim reaper of the Senate when it comes to legislation. If he doesn’t reconvene the Senate immediately and pass this bill, he’ll be a true grim reaper as people die because of his inaction.

It’s time for Senate Republicans to do something to help the American people instead of the wealthy and themselves.

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