McConnell, who led 38 Senate Republicans in voting against a procedural motion that would have allowed a final vote on the bill, has said repeatedly he did not think the legislation should be considered until the
"Veterans have been made to wait long enough," McConnell said in his remarks on the
Grimes called on the
McConnell argued in his remarks that the student loan bill was a political ploy by national Democrats to appear sympathetic to voters, accusing Senate Majority Leader
McConnell said he has repeatedly called on Reid to "press pause on his party's nonstop campaign so we can take up bipartisan legislation for a change."
"Now I know the majority leader and his Senate Democrats would rather stick to their campaign playbook. We know they'd rather talk about a bill they claim is about student loans," McConnell said. "But the Senate Democrats' bill isn't really about students at all. It's really all about Senate Democrats."
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