‘The chair cannot answer that’ — confusion grips the Senate floor


However, instead of an objection — Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., had planned to object and he was on his way to the floor to do so, he said later — Sens. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., and John Kennedy, R-La., spoke in support of the measure, and no one was there to object.

So when the presiding officer asked the senators if anyone would object to the motion that was still pending, there was just Paul.

“I’m asking are there any objections; if there’s no objections, then I guess it passes,” Paul said.

Then, confusion.

As part of Paul’s UC, he asked his proposal be combined with legislation based on a proposal from Carper and Kennedy that was previously advanced by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Chris Cioffi

2020-06-30 15:58:33

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