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Republican John Cornyn rips Democrats in tweet saying he has COVID


‘During quarantine I will continue to fight Schumer and Manchin’s massive tax hike’: Republican John Cornyn rips Democrats in tweet saying he has COVID as Congress battles law on reducing inflation

  • Cornyn announced on Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19
  • He said it was the first time he caught the virus
  • He said he would ‘continue to fight Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin’s massive tax hike’
  • He was referring to the Manchin-Schumer deal, which generates $739 billion in revenue and funds climate and health programs.
  • It is estimated to reduce the deficit by $300 billion

Texas Sen. John Cornyn announced on Monday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, then took the opportunity to criticize the budget “reconciliation” bill that Democrats plan to put to a vote this week.

“After dodging it for over 2 years, I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m fully vaccinated and boosted, and I’m fine,’ wrote Cornyn, who was instrumental in crafting a bipartisan gun safety bill that President Biden signed into law — even angering gun enthusiasts and being called a ‘RINO’ by former President Donald Trump.

“During quarantine, I will continue to fight Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin’s massive tax hike on remote working families, per CDC guidelines,” Manchin wrote.

“During quarantine, I will continue to fight Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin’s massive tax hike on working families from a distance,” Senator John Cornyn wrote, disparaging political opponents while revealing that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

He lambasted the Manchin-Schumer deal, which generates $737 billion in revenue, spends about $300 billion on deficit reduction and spends $433 billion on climate and energy programs and Affordable Care Act grants. .

He has continued to repeatedly trash the deal on Twitter since solitary confinement.

“And they argue that tax increases will lower gas prices? An insult to the intelligence of the American people,” Cornyn wrote.

He also tweeted about an economic analysis by Penn Wharton of the University of Pennsylvania that predicted a short-term increase in the inflationary effect, followed by a longer-term decrease.

Republican John Cornyn rips Democrats in tweet saying he has COVID

Cornyn said he was ‘doing well’ after testing positive for COVID-19

Republican John Cornyn rips Democrats in tweet saying he has COVID

He said he would be there to vote against the deal, ‘in accordance with CDC guidelines’

Republican John Cornyn rips Democrats in tweet saying he has COVID

Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., speaks to reporters about the deal he reached with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y. Cornyn denounced the deal in a tweet where he announced he had tested positive

“2 months ago, Senator Manchin asked the Wharton School to model the impact of his reckless tax and spending bill because he trusts their expertise. Now he’s seen the results of their hard work and doesn’t like what they have to say anymore,” Cornyn said.

Democrats can pass the reconciliation bill by a simple majority in the 50-50.

Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) announced last week that he had tested positive for covid, and Sen. Patrck Leahy is recovering from hip surgery but is considered available to vote if necessary.

Cornyn’s absence would allow the measure to pass 50-49, without needing the vote of Vice President Kamala Harris (she chairs the Senate), assuming Democrats could get all of their members to vote.

On Saturday, President Joe Biden tested positive again in what the White House doctor calls a “rebound” infection.

“If that happens, I’ll be there, per CDC guidelines,” Cornyn tweeted, retweeting a post about his potential absence, offering Democrats “breath.”

It remains unclear whether Arizona Democratic Senator Kysten Sinema supports the deal, which includes a tax provision ending the “carried interest loophole” she has said she opposes.

“She’s got a lot in this bill,” Manchin told reporters on Monday.

Manchin said Sinema had been “very adamant” about not raising taxes. “I feel the same,” he said.

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