The Washington Post editorial board has taken Senate Republicans to task for failing to agree on a new coronavirus relief bill.
The newspaper’s board ― in its op-ed published Wednesday ― accused GOP senators of instead “grandstanding,” denying reality and ideological point-scoring.
“Congress needs an agreement, now,” the editorial urged.
“House Democrats passed a comprehensive coronavirus relief bill in May. Republicans waited,” the board recalled. “Now, with federal economic aid expiring at month’s end, they cannot agree among themselves on a plan, let alone forge a compromise with Democrats.”
“The GOP is out of time, and there is no reasonable alternative to continuing massive federal aid,” the op-ed continued, noting how “quite a few” Republican senators appear to actually favor the bill.
It added: “Republicans must admit the obvious and get a bill passed, immediately.”
Read the full editorial here.
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