John Kerry Says Rep. Massie 'Has Tested Positive For Being an A**hole' After Massie Attempts To Hold Up Aid Bill

Brittany M. Hughes | March 27, 2020
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Former Secretary of State John Kerry tweeted Friday that Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, who attempted to stonewall the House’s attempt to call a “voice vote” on the massive multi-trillion-dollar coronavirus aid package this morning, has “tested positive for being an asshole.”

In a retweet of President Donald Trump’s assertion that Massie is a “third-rate grandstander,” Kerry displayed a rare case of agreeing with the president, adding: “Breaking news: Congressman Massie has tested positive for being an asshole. He must be quarantined to prevent the spread of his massive stupidity. He's given new meaning to the term #Masshole. (Finally, something the president and I can agree on!)"

Massie, a Republican, wanted to hold up the House voice vote – an expedient method of voting in which congressmen either vote “yay” or “nay” in a group with the victory being awarded to the loudest side – by threatening to raise a procedural objection, instead demanding a roll call vote. Massie said he was against the bill because it will raise the national debt, already sitting at $23 trillion, with much of the aid not actually going to the people who’ll end up paying for it.

“The money isn’t going to individuals (for the most part), but they are going to pay for it eventually,” Massie had tweeted Thursday

Massie’s demand for a roll call vote would have required some lawmakers who had returned home to self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic to return to the U.S. Capitol to reach a quorum. 

(Cover Photo: Gage Skidmore)

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