Ted Cruz has held the Most-Hated-Senator title since his Senate-paralyzing filibuster a few years ago nearly took the country over the fiscal cliff, but our own Ron ("The Wisconsin Stuntman") Johnson - think Cruz, but without the charisma - just might wrest the trophy away with a stunt that will needlessly drag out COVID-related financial suffering among millions who do not have Johnson's millions to fall back on:
Ron Johnson pledges to slow down passage of stimulus bill with out-loud reading of 700-page document
Axios has a more on-point headline above Johnson's photo:
Senate Republicans plan to exact pain before COVID relief vote
Just another reminder that GOP Senators are not expected to do the right thing on the job, as a party official recently reminded them:
GOP official on Toomey: Wasn't sent to 'do the right thing or whatever he said'
Interesting that an even more-cumbersome bill reading stunt failed to materialize on the Senate floor in 2017.
That's when Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wanted a vote on the very, very long tax 'reform' bill delayed for a deliberately-slowed reading - an effort that failed - but which could have afforded Johnson the time to explain how 11th-hour language he forced into the bill was beneficial to the family business which had helped create his millions.
The Wisconsin Stuntman performed Senatorial showboating even before he became a Sunday morning news show clown, then a promoter of fringe 'science, and, of late, the goofy-climate-change-denier-turned -insurrectionist-denier.
Remember when he filed a lawsuit against Obamacare? Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin's senior GOP Member of Congress at the time, spoke truth to his junior Capitol Hill colleague:
Sensenbrenner slams Johnson over suit
The lawsuit was tossed out of court by a Federal judge nominated by former President George W. Bush, a Republican.