Schumer Blocks Election Security Briefing

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By NTD Newsroom
September 24, 2020NTD Evening Newsshare

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer blocked an election security briefing from taking place yesterday. He says he did it due to his frustration with Republicans’ plans to nominate a Supreme Court justice following Justice Ginsburg’s passing.

The Senate Security Council had scheduled a briefing with Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Bill Evanina. On the Senate floor, acting Senate Intelligence Chairman Marco Rubio asked for unanimous consent that the briefing be allowed to take place. “Unanimous consent requests” avoid a full vote but can be blocked by a single senator. Schumer objected, blocking the briefing from taking place. Schumer said he objected because “Senate Republicans have no respect for the institution.” He claimed therefore there would not be “business as usual here in the Senate.”

 

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