McConnell sparks bipartisan backlash with state bankruptcy remarks | TheHill


The debate over providing more federal funding for state and local governments is emerging as an early lightning rod in the next coronavirus bill, with Democrats and some Republicans asking for hundreds of billions in additional assistance.

But McConnell sparked his own political firestorm when, in response to a question from radio host Hugh Hewitt, he said he supported letting states declare bankruptcy and positioned Republicans as cautious of providing them with additional federal relief.

Source: McConnell sparks bipartisan backlash with state bankruptcy remarks | TheHill

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