Patriotic Millionaires on McConnell Cancelling Senate Recess: “Running Scared”

Tuesday, June 05

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Contact: Sam Quigley

[email protected]

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“Senate Republicans are Running Scared”

Voters know they’re getting screwed by this Congress, and McConnell doesn’t want the PR nightmare of dozens of negative town halls in August”

 

Washington, DC – This afternoon, following the news that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has decided to cancel most of the Senate’s August recess, the Patriotic Millionaires released the following statement:

 

“Senate Republicans are running scared. Mitch McConnell’s decision to cancel the August recess doesn’t come from a full legislative agenda and a busy schedule, it comes from a place of fear. Fear of Democrats reclaiming the Senate in November, and fear of him and his colleagues being held accountable by their constituents in August town halls.

 

The August recess is typically a time for Senators to hold town halls and meet with voters in their districts, but Mitch McConnell knows that Republican Senators aren’t going to be welcomed with open arms by their constituents. Last year’s tax bill, their only real legislative achievment, has done almost nothing to help the majority of Americans. Voters know they’re getting screwed by this Congress, and McConnell doesn’t want the PR nightmare of dozens of negative town halls in August.

 

We’re ready to be proven wrong, however. We eagerly await McConnell’s next announcement that, because they’re going to be so busy passing legislation and confirming nominees, Senate Republicans will be canceling all fundraising activity in the month of August.”

 

For further comments or questions, please contact Sam Quigley at [email protected].

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About the Patriotic Millionaires

Proud “traitors to their class,” members of the Patriotic Millionaires are high-net worth Americans, business leaders, and investors who are united in their concern about the destabilizing concentration of wealth and power in America. The mission of The Patriotic Millionaires organization is to build a more stable, prosperous, and inclusive nation by promoting public policies based on the “first principles” of equal political representation, a guaranteed living wage for all working citizens, and a fair tax system. You can find out more at http://patrioticmillionaires.org/about/

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