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Schumer rages after McConnell moves to halt Senate activity — but allow Amy Coney Barrett confirmation to proceed

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Democrats are trying everything possible to stop the inevitable

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday after McConnell moved to temporarily halt Senate activity — but still allow Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to proceed.

What did McConnell do?

After three Republican senators tested positive for COVID-19 — Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Thom Tillis (N.C.), and Ron Johnson (Wis.) — McConnell announced Saturday that he intends "obtain a consent agreement for the Senate to meet in pro forma sessions for the next two weeks."

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