GOP Senator Caves To Trump’s Endorsement Threat

Reuters reports:

Lawmakers were working behind closed doors to reach an agreement on amendments that could allow the Senate to complete its work on the legislation as early as Saturday night.

Republican Senator Bill Hagerty took to the Senate floor to underscore his opposition to expediting the process, saying the legislation would add to the national debt and set the stage for Democrats to move forward with a separate $3.5 trillion spending package to which Republicans are vehemently opposed.

“There’s absolutely no reason for rushing this process,” Hagerty, a freshman senator who was former President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Japan, said in a floor speech.