The topic might have been the coronavirus package the GOP was trying to get passed through the U.S. Senate but U.S. Sen. John Barrasso’s floor statement took varying twists and turns around that topic.
Wyoming’s Barrasso, displeased at the opposing party for not passing the Republican bill, instead took multiple shots at presidential nominee Joe Biden.
In fact, images of a swamp-like Halloween creature crawling out of a grave could come to mind the way Barrasso described Biden.
“He seems to be ever so slowly coming out of his hiding place in the basement,” Barrasso said.
“His answer to the coronavirus when he just edged out of the basement a little bit … was to shut down the entire country again,” the senator said.
“That would be a recipe for disaster. That’s what the former vice president, the nominee of the Democratic Party has said he would do — shut the country down again,” he said.
While the thrust of Barrasso’s speech was on the coronavirus, he took plenty of sidesteps to mention the former vice president and his shortcomings — like what he has said about the riots and violence in the country — or the lack of what he said at the Democratic convention.
“Joe Biden didn’t even mention the violence that was plaguing Democrat-run cities all across the country,” he said. “Not a single one of the Democrat speakers at their convention mentioned the destruction, looting, rioting, and the violence.”
Barrasso said Biden’s failure to address the riots at the convention was tantamount to encouraging the riots to continue and added that Biden, along with the Democratic Party, has “surrendered to the left wing mob.”
When changing subjects briefly to discuss the U.S. economy and how it has rebounded since the depths of the pandemic, Barrasso brought up his favorite punching bag again.
“The experts had it all wrong,” he said. “The experts said that heading into the fall, we’d have an unemployment rate at over 16%. It’s now down to 8.4%.”
“When President Obama and Vice President Biden were running the economy, we had an unemployment rate of over 9% for 30 months in a row — over 9% for over 30 months,” he said.
In the end, it doesn’t appear anything related to coronavirus aid will happen before the election. The vote failed on Thursday and Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby said it “looks” like “negotiations are dead.”
But that doesn’t mean, discussions of Joe Biden coming out of his basement are dead. In fact, they are probably just beginning.