McConnell Put the Senate in Recess. What Happens Now?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.
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The Senate went into recess Monday afternoon following the news that at least three Republican senators were waylaid with Covid-19. It was the latest in an ongoing parliamentary battle whose outcome could shape both the judiciary and the Senate for years to come. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had a near-invincible upper hand in the fight, but now his control is far from certain amid the virus outbreak, which seems to have been spread rapidly by the very ceremony that kicked off the confrontation: a reckless White House party to celebrate the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

McConnell Put the Senate in Recess. What Happens Now?

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