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GOP Rep. Peter King Slams ‘Beyond Disgraceful’ Mitch McConnell For Coronavirus Remarks

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the “Marie Antoinette” of the Senate and called his remarks “shameful” and “beyond disgraceful,” this week after McConnell suggested that states struggling with the coronavirus pandemic should file for bankruptcy.

After tweeting on Wednesday that McConnell’s remarks were “shameful” and make him “the Marie Antoinette of the Senate,” King appeared on MSNBC, Thursday to further criticize the majority leader.

“What Senator McConnell said was absolutely disgraceful,” King proclaimed.

“These are the cops, the firefighters, the health care workers. They’re the ones in the front lines. They’re the ones who are dying. Even in transit, we had 71 transit workers I think have died in my county alone, Nassau County. We have over 1,100 deaths. We have more than the entire state of California and Kentucky combined. We have over 50,000 cases on Long Island,” King explained. “This has pushed our governments to the brink of bankruptcy, quite frankly.”

“So for Mitch McConnell to look upon this as a giveaway… You know it’s not a giveaway when there is a tornado, or a flood, or a hurricane in Kentucky or in the states adjacent to Mitch McConnell. We give the money. We voluntarily give it because we know that this is a national problem that has to be addressed,” the congressman continued. “And somehow for him to say, ‘Go into bankruptcy,’ rather than be able to pay your cops, your firefighters, and your health care workers when there’s a national pandemic… For him to say that somehow this is a giveaway, that we’re looking for free money? Mitch McConnell should be ashamed of himself. What he said is beyond disgraceful. ”

Watch above via MSNBC.

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