With the Senate’s August break approaching, the most recent iteration of the Coronavirus has swept through Congress, forcing dozens of Congressmen to miss time.
Earlier this month a series of Democrats were hit by the virus, starting with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and his fellow Democrat Sens. Tina Smith of Minnesota and Tom Carper of Delaware.
Now Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, have tested positive for the virus and will miss significant time, delaying Democrats as they try to pass radical pro-abortion bills, PJ Media reported.
The 82-year-old Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is also out recovering from a broken hip that he suffered at his home earlier this year.
Unfortunately for Democrats, they will need all hands on deck as they try to pass a number of bills that they hope will boost their approval ratings come election time.
On the docket is a same-sex marriage bill, passed by the House earlier this month, which is meant to counteract Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas‘ opinion that the Obergefell case ought to be reexamined and scrutinized.
Democrats have also made pushes to ban so-called assault weapons, tamper with police funding and give NATO more American tax dollars.
But perhaps most important for Democrats is their trimmed version of President Joe Biden’s earlier “Build Back Better” bill, which will require the support of all Senate Dems in order to trigger a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Kamala Harris.
If they fail to push the bill through, Americans will be hit with significantly higher health insurance premiums just in time for the midterm elections–which doesn’t bode well for Democrats, who may already be on the rocks.