The Republicans are going to stonewall the covid relief package for as long as they can, even as polls suggest a majority of Americans are in favor of it.
I get that you shouldn’t necessarily be swayed by what Americans are polling in favor of– hell, who doesn’t simply like a sweeter deal, more money in their pocket? Polls of this nature are an inaccurate indicator of what may be sensible and fiscally sound. But these are not normal times we’re living in. People are hurting. Something needs to happen, relief of some sort needs to come. The Dems may end up doing this whole thing on their own. So be it.
And what is the role of the parliamentarian? Can we rest assured that she is really unbiased, or immune to influence?