Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) scolded Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) for not wearing a mask on Monday night and used it as a springboard to attack President Donald Trump and Republicans for other issues that upset him.
“I’d start by asking the presiding officer to please wear a mask, as he speaks and people below him or, I can’t tell you what to do but I know that,” Brown said to Sullivan as he took the floor from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Referencing GOP staffers present in the chamber, Brown continued, “At the same time to vote for judge after judge after judge, exposing all the people who can’t say anything. I understand the people in front of you and the presiding officer and expose all the staff here.”
“The American people sent a clear message in this election; they voted for stability,” Brown went on, pivoting to back to Trump. “They rejected an administration that has failed them in the middle of a public health crisis and an economic crisis. People want a government that works for them and is on their side.”
“My colleagues in both parties know this. I know some of you feel like you have to humor the outgoing president, continue to make excuses for him, continue to run from the media, when they might ask a question,” Brown added.
In 2017, Brown and former Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) got into a shouting match during a tax bill debate in the Senate Finance Committee. As The Daily Wire reported, when Brown accused Republicans of caring only about the wealthy.
Sources: The Federalist and The Daily Wire; Photo: Getty Images