Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Democratic leaders on Wednesday for moving "one inch in eight days" on coronavirus relief negotiations, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer responded by calling the comments "potshots."
"Speaker Pelosi herself called this crisis a wonderful opportunity, and it's clear they view it that way because while Americans are struggling, the Democratic leaders have moved about one inch in eight days," McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor.
Republicans have accused Democrats of playing politics by not accepting their offers to extend the extra $600-a-week federal unemployment benefits in the short-term while both sides hammer out a new relief package.
Schumer, D-N.Y., however, accused McConnell of bowing out of relief negotiations and letting the administration take the wheel.
House Democrats want to keep the federal unemployment benefit enhancements at a higher level than Republicans have previously supported.