Mitch McConnell's promise to approve the coronavirus bill at 'warp speed' has already been broken
Sen Mitch McConnell (Photo: Screen capture)

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.

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.