Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocks resolution proposed by Senate Democrats that would have condemned President Trump’s response to protesters in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced the resolution on Tuesday, saying on the Senate floor that the removal of the protesters was “appalling” and “an abuse of presidential power.”
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected, accusing Democrats of pulling a political stunt in the middle of the crisis sparked by the death of George Floyd.
  • But the Republican leader argued that peaceful protests had been “hijacked” by violent riots and looting, and said the Democratic resolution would do nothing to ease tensions.