GOP’s Massie outrages House, Trump by seeking to stall vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky has outraged his fellow House members and even President Donald Trump for pushing to force a roll call vote on a sweeping $2.2 trillion coronavirus package. Massie was the only member of Congress willing to stall, if not block, the historic legislation. His efforts failed, but Massie’s actions forced hundreds of lawmakers to return to the Capitol after a nearly two-week recess. The move potentially exposed them to the coronavirus and contradicted the wishes of public health experts. Trump called Massie a “third-rate Grandstander” and urged GOP leaders to “throw Massie out of Republican Party!”