According to Grace Segers reporting for CBS, Democratic senators ganged up on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) early Saturday morning for wasting time during negotiations over the COVID relief bill after he complained about a non-existent portion of the bill.
Weary senators from both parties have been haggling about amendments all night, with Segers noting the atmosphere is getting "testy."
As for Cruz, he proposed an amendment to the bill which he contended would allow undocumented immigrants to get relief checks.
After being told the bill doesn't give undocumented immigrants checks, he asked for more time which led to a chorus of exasperated "no's" from Democrats.
You can see the details of the exchange in the tweets below:
Senators are getting *testy*. Cassidy argued for withholding checks from incarcerated individuals, Durbin noted the… https://t.co/TVPn6CTRks— Grace Segers (@Grace Segers)1615044505.0
Literally about a dozen senators are standing, pacing around the back of the room at any given time. Several others… https://t.co/53IniTI1he— Grace Segers (@Grace Segers)1615044665.0