Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was criticized for laughter during a Monday night debate with his Democratic rival Amy McGrath about the Senate’s failure to pass coronovirus relief measures.
McGrath, a former Marine Corps fighter pilot, was grilling McConnell for the Senate’s failure to pass an additional coronavirus relief package that would have helped millions of people who have been struggling during the epidemic, which has led to more than 214,000 Americans Has killed and severely affected the economy and jobs. market.
During the exchange McConnell blamed the Democrat-led House for inaction, indicating a disappointed laugh from McGrath.
“The House passed a bill in May and the Senate went on recess,” McGraw said.
McConnell laughs in response, waves of criticism on social media.
McGrath was referring to the Senate that in May was a one-week Memorial Day holiday after rejecting the nearly $ 3 trillion coronovirus stimulus bill approved by the House.
McGrath said, “You just don’t do that. You negotiate. Senator, this is a national crisis.”
“You knew Coronavirus was not going to expire at the end of July. We knew that,” she said. “If you want to call yourself a leader, then you have to work. Those of us who work in the Marines, we don’t lift fingers on the other side. We get the job done.”
McConnell who still appeared happy then said, “Nobody went on vacation.”
McConnell’s cavalier response to the Senate’s failure to provide economic relief to unemployed Americans struggling during the deadly epidemic has angered many Democrats on social media.
McGrath also shared the clip, saying, “There is nothing ridiculous about 214,000 Americans dying.”
People commented on McConnell’s laugh as “creepy” and “haunting”.
People also mentioned an old clip featuring McConnell’s “goblin laugh” that was widely shared on Sunday.
In a 2019 clip that went viral again this week, McConnell spoke enthusiastically about blocking Obama’s judicial nominees during an interview with his pro-Trump personality Sean Hannity.