US Representative Massie’s stunt shows why Congress should vote from home
New York Rep. Nydia Velázquez’s recent coronavirus diagnosis occurred three days after US Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) amazingly tried to demand that House members travel back to Washington, DC during a national health emergency just to take a recorded vote on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, writes John Pudner.
Fortunately other Members opposed his floor measure, but regardless, Rep. Velázquez was one of those who ended up traveling across the country to be present for the vote in the Capitol while everyone is worried about spreading the disease. Even worse is that the virus appears particularly deadly for older Americans.
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