'Disappointed to be a Democrat': New York congressman condemns House leaders for blocking bipartisan coronavirus bill

'Disappointed to be a Democrat': New York congressman condemns House leaders for blocking bipartisan coronavirus bill


New York Rep. Max Rose said he was disappointed to be a Democrat after House leaders blocked a bipartisan coronavirus stimulus package.

Rose, a Democrat in a tough reelection race, criticized congressional leaders for blocking a proposal from the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus that included policies both sides support to provide a temporary stimulus to those suffering during the pandemic.

“It made me disappointed to be a Democrat,” Rose told CNN. “You saw all the reasons why people hate politics. Because they are rejecting a bold bipartisan measure outright and insinuating things are not in there when they actually are and just continuing to kick the can down the road over and over again.”

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“It’s deeply frustrating,” he added. “It’s a charade. […] It’s stupid.”

The proposal from the Problem Solvers Caucus would have included $2 trillion in additional stimulus to address problems caused by the pandemic. The bill included another round of stimulus checks for citizens,

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