Despite loud pressure from the two leaders, Paul didn’t bat an eyelid, meaning that Schumer need take procedural steps overcome his objection, which may take several days, but eventually lead to the aisle of extra expense account someday next week.
McConnell and Schumer on Thursday suggested allow a vote on Paul’s amendment, but he insisted that it be added to the main bill.
The change that Paul seeks will create special inspector general observe how Ukraine military help spent. Members of both parties generally agree with it’s a concept, but forcing changes to the bill at this stage would be very time-consuming and would slow down the receipt of necessary assistance to Ukraine.
” package ready to go,” Schumer said. – Overwhelming majority of senators on both sides of pass want This is. Now only one thing holding us back junior senator from Kentucky impedes fast passage of help Ukraine because he wants add in last a minute of his own changes directly into account. His change is strongly opposed by many members of Both sides.”
“We should vote on Senator Paul’s amendment, and then we should pass additional and we should do it today” McConnell added.
“My vow of office is the constitution of the United States not for any foreign nation and it doesn’t matter how sympathizer cause my oath of office to national security of United States of America, Paul said. in his remarks before opposing moving to fast transition of check. “We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the United States economy.”
Schumer replied that “this clear from the junior senator from the remarks of Kentucky, he did not want help Ukraine.
“That’s beside the point for the vast majority are here,” Schumer said. Again, everything he with his action here today is to delay that aid. Not to stop.”
Also on Thursday, Paul blocked the passage of check designed protect federal judges and their families from potential threats by protecting their personal information — such as the home addresses, vehicle information and other personal data material — from databases and others public records.
Paul said he didn’t mind the law, but wanted it will be expanded to include members of Congress and therefore blocked the passage of the bill unanimously.
New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez who gone to floor push for the passage of the bill, said that work with Gender to pass a separate bill relating to with concerns about safety of legislators but said adding Paul language delay the passage of principal bill and therefore refused to accept it changes.
Action on in floor came like debate whirlpools over in safety of Supreme Court justices who are facing protests against them homes abortion rights activists and others.