Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) shared a video on Twitter with her followers taken in Washington right before voting on the Coronavirus bill that would help small businesses and “fund more COVID-19 testing for Central Florida.”
Since the spread of the coronavirus, Florida lawmakers have rushed to assure that Floridians, small businesses, and the economy are not gravely hit as the virus continues to claim lives and the psychological health of Floridians across the state.
Let me say one thing. I’m glad this latest #COVID19 bill passed but I’m sick & tired of the political games. Congress should always put people over politics—especially during a national crisis. Both sides are to blame for the delays we’ve seen & it’s gotta stop. #FlaPol #FL07 pic.twitter.com/XroJhyWmyU
— Rep. Stephanie Murphy (@RepStephMurphy) April 23, 2020
Saying that “this is just one more step in what must be a strong and decisive response to this pandemic,” the Florida lawmaker was visibly moved as she added that Republicans and Democrats are not exactly making things easier for Floridians as they are only adding to the frustration that citizens are already experiencing.
In the video, she expressed her frustration for the gridlock that politicians have taken an active role in, adding that she is “sick and tired of the political games.”
Rep. Murphy further explained that “Congress should always put people over politics especially during a national crisis.”
In addition, not placing blame on one side over the other, the Florida Democrat admitted that “both sides are to blame for the delays we’ve seen over the last few weeks, and it’s gotta stop.”
However, although there is much contention within the country regarding the coronavirus and the proper response to the pandemic, the Florida Rep. assured that “we will emerge stronger and more resilient because that’s what we do as Americans.”
Murphy did express that she was thankful for the Coronavirus bill passing, but she made it clear that the political atmosphere in the sunshine state has to change if accurate and effective reform is to take place for Floridians, and it can only happen if there is a bipartisan effort from both sides of the aisle.