Despite bipartisan calls to release the complete findings of Special Counsel's long-awaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked a measure from Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to release the report.
The measure passed the House of Representatives by 420-0.
Democratic Senator and 2020 Presidential Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) asked McConnell an important question.
Americans everywhere were asking the same thing.
While McConnell is known to be unyielding in his support for Trump, the calls to release the report have come from both sides of the aisle.
Even Trump himself has expressed support for the report's release.
When pressed on his reasoning for blocking the measure, McConnell said:
“It’s not unreasonable to give the special counsel and the Justice Department just a little time to complete their review in a professional and responsible manner.”
This comes despite Schumer clarifying that the passing of the measure wouldn't call for an immediate release of the report.
McConnell may be able to play politics on the Senate floor, but with bipartisan outcry calling for its release, there's only so long he can stall.