Today, @SenSherrodBrown moved for the Senate to consider H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) blocked it so they could rush through Judge Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Sen. Ron Johnson has tested POSITIVE for COVID. He is 3rd senator to do so but was not at WH SCOTUS event. He was in quarantine until 9/29 after being exposed to someone who tested positive & came to DC. He was then exposed a second time to another person who tested positive.
Ron Johnson, the third GOP senator to test positive. If the three - Tillis, Johnson and Lee - remain out this month, it would effectively prevent Barrett from being confirmed until they return, which could be a lame-duck session. (Collins and Murkowski are expected no votes)
Among the Republicans who warned the White House was Senator Susan Collins of Maine, who after voting to acquit Mr. Trump said she thought he had learned a lesson. Others included Senators Thom Tillis of NC, Martha McSally of Arizona and Ron Johnson of Wis
Richard Russell, former Georgia Senator for whom the Russell Senate office building is named, was a fierce opponent of civil rights legislation. He frequently clashed with LBJ during Johnson’s push for new civil rights laws in the 1960’s.