Mitch McConnell faces backlash for 'urgent' coronavirus tweet during three-day recess
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at CPAC in 2013. Image: Gage Skidmore/flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing widespread criticism for highlighting his "urgent" priorities despite sending senators home for an extended weekend break during the coronavirus outbreak.


The Kentucky Republican tweeted out a list of those priorities -- including a coronavirus relief package -- Sunday evening from his iPhone, and he was met with condemnation.