Give Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas credit for persistence. He forced the Senate to vote on terminating the COVID national emergency three times:
- On March 2, 2022, the Senate passed the first Marshall resolution to terminate the COVID national emergency by a vote of 48–47. Nancy Pelosi did not allow a House vote.
- On November 15, 2022, the Senate passed it again by a vote of 61–37. Pelosi again blocked a House vote.
- On March 29, 2023, the Senate passed it 68-23. This time the bill had already passed the McCarthy-led House 229-197 and is headed to the president’s desk.
Biden has indicated he will not veto it, even though he “strongly opposes” it. Huh?
Here are the 23 senators in the “emergency forever” caucus who voted no yesterday:
Bernie Sanders even wore a mask during the vote!
Congrats to our Covid expert Phil Kerpen for being the leading voice in Washington to get rid of this forever emergency – and the extraordinary/unconstitutional government powers that went with it.