Several GOP Senators were bombarded with dozens of bodybags at their homes on Tuesday by angry protesters pushing for COVID-19 relief after months of gridlock over negotiations in Congress.
Activists hauled the black body bags out of the back of a rented truck and lined them up in front of the Washington residences of Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell, Susan Collins, James Inhofe, and Lindsey Graham.
Many of the bags were tagged with white signs that said "Trump COVID Death" and were meant to symbolize the more than 270,000 people who have died in the United States as a result of the pandemic.
"GOP senators led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have been blocking House-passed COVID relief for months," the SPACEs In Action group said in a post on Twitter. "Today we brought the bodies to their doorsteps."
A spokesperson for Inhofe told Fox News the senator shares the frustration of those waiting for additional COVID-19 relief and he has voted for additional COVID-19 relief three times since September. But Senate Democrats blocked the legislation, the spokesperson said.
"May I suggest they try sharing their concerns with Speaker Pelosi or Sen. Schumer? They are the ones holding up relief – not Sen. Inhofe," the spokesperson said.
The dramatic display on a cold, rainy day in the nation's capital comes as lawmakers announced a $908 billion bipartisan agreement to stave off another economic shutdown as coronavirus cases skyrocket across the nation and unemployment claims continue to climb rapidly.
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