Democratic lawmaker on stimulus vote delay: 'There will be blood on Thomas Massie's hands'

Rep. Max RoseMax RoseGun control group rolls out House endorsements Max Rose calls on Trump to use Defense Production Act to ensure small businesses have PPE 125 lawmakers urge Trump administration to support National Guard troops amid pandemic MORE (D-N.Y.) called Rep. Thomas MassieThomas Harold MassieHouse holds first-ever proxy votes during pandemic House GOP lawmaker breaks with party to back proxy voting House adopts historic rules changes to allow remote voting MORE (R-Ky.) "un-American" during a passionate Fox News interview Friday morning and warned there will be blood on his hands if he forces Congress to push back a vote on a $2 trillion coronavius stimulus bill. 

"Can you give me a read on where we are? We understand Thomas Massie, this Republican, who may hold things up a bit longer, although we still expect final passage at some point," asked "America's Newsroom" anchor Ed Henry.

"Is he on the house floor weighing his options? He’s a libertarian who is not happy about some of the spending items in here."


"So let me take a moment and talk about Thomas Massie, because I don't take his actions or his threats so lightly," Rose replied.

"Every single day constituents of mine, residents of my district, Staten Island and south Brooklyn, are dying. We see New York City, New York state, the epicenter of this crisis and that crisis will move on to other places in America."

"We have never seen a threat like this," Rose continued.

Massie, 48, has railed against the bill and is concerned about how much the package will grow the national debt, calling it “not a good deal" in a Thursday tweet.

The Kentucky lawmaker has also indicated that he may force a roll-call vote, a process in which lawmakers need to be in the House chamber to form a quorum for a floor vote, further delaying the process.


Dozens of lawmakers scrambled to find transportation on Thursday night with little notice in order to be in Washington in case Massie does demand a roll-call vote.

"So Thomas Massie, this is disgusting. This is inhumane," Rose continued.

"You aren't a libertarian, you're un-American. If we push this back 24 hours there will be blood on Thomas Massie's hands, anyone else who steps in the way of this, blood on their hands. We’ve got to get the money out into hospitals' pockets; PPE for our first responders, action is needed."

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines Priest among those police cleared from St. John's Church patio for Trump visit Trump criticizes CNN on split-screen audio of Rose Garden address, protesters clashing with police MORE also ripped Massie on Friday morning, accusing him of being a “grandstander” who should be expelled from the Republican Party amid anxiety the libertarian lawmaker will object to the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package set to go for a House vote on Friday.

“Looks like a third rate Grandstander named @RepThomasMassie, a Congressman from, unfortunately, a truly GREAT State, Kentucky, wants to vote against the new Save Our Workers Bill in Congress,” Trump wrote in a pair of tweets Friday morning to his more than 75 million followers. “He just wants the publicity. He can’t stop it, only delay, which is both dangerous & costly.”

“Workers & small businesses need money now in order to survive," Trump added in a subsequent tweet. "Virus wasn’t their fault. It is ‘HELL’ dealing with the Dems, had to give up some stupid things in order to get the ‘big picture’ done, 90% GREAT!” Trump tweeted. “WIN BACK HOUSE, but throw Massie out of Republican Party!”