Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) referred to as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) a “peckerhead” for forcing colleagues to grind by procedural votes Friday evening and Tremendous Bowl Sunday with a view to cross a funding bundle for Ukraine and Israel.
Fetterman, who usually sports activities a Pittsburgh Steelers beanie across the Senate, didn’t appear happy at throughout Paul’s menace to maintain senators churning by votes through the Tremendous Bowl to make the method of passing an emergency protection spending supplemental as arduous as doable.
“Actually, the most important story is we’re all right here tonight at 8 o’clock on Friday evening due to only one peckerhead,” Fetterman fumed to reporters exterior the Senate chamber.
The Pennsylvania senator than joked that he ought to put on a tee-shirt that simply says: “It’s due to the Republicans.”
“That’s the reply. No border? Properly, due to the Republicans,” he mentioned, referring to many of the Senate Republican convention voting this week to dam a bipartisan border safety deal that Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) negotiated with the White Home and Senate Democrats over 4 months.
Fetterman vented his frustration over Paul’s ways after the Kentucky senator repeated his menace to not let Senate colleagues pace up the timeline for passing the help bundle.
“I’m doing the whole lot I can to decelerate and cease this horrible invoice,” Paul wrote on X, the platform previously often called Twitter.
He mentioned 32 Senate Republicans “wish to maintain preventing” so as to add strict border safety reforms to the Ukraine and Israel funding bundle.
“The management of the Senate beneath [Senate Republican Leader] Mitch McConnell [Ky.] is extra involved with sending your cash to Ukraine than they’re with the invasion of the southern border and I’ve had sufficient,” Paul advised Fox Enterprise.
“I’ve advised them they will vote when hell freezes over,” he declared.
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