On Tuesday, after a great deal of wrangling, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared to project confidence that the coronavirus relief bill passed in the House would receive bipartisan passage at "warp speed."
But already, his promise has gone up in smoke — thanks to his fellow senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul.
According to NBC News' Andrea Mitchell, Paul is now holding up the vote for the coronavirus package.
This afternoon @senatemajldr said senate would move at “warp speed” to approve the house coronavirus aid package. T… https://t.co/VuUlP7d7FC— Andrea Mitchell (@Andrea Mitchell)1584484370.0
Paul, who frequently opposes government spending on principle, already raised eyebrows in early March when he voted against the initial $8.3 billion round of coronavirus aid.