by Brooke Singman
The fate of a third coronavirus response bill — a massive amalgam of stimulus checks and other economic aid — has been only further clouded by the fact that five Republican senators remain stuck in quarantine.
The package was blocked by Senate Democrats late Sunday, leading to fiery condemnations from GOP colleagues. But the math is made even harder for majority Republicans as more and more of their members are forced to the sidelines, unable to vote.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has been pushing the legislation in its current form, warned of the new obstacle at hand.