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Rep. Dingell: Americans Don't Want Partisan Bickering

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Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich. (Paul Sancya/AP)

By    |   Monday, 27 April 2020 05:32 PM

The American people do not want to see "partisan bickering" at a time when the budgets of state and local governments are being devastated in their battle against the coronavirus, Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" on Monday.

Dingell responding to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's suggestion last week that states should be allowed to declare bankruptcy as a way to deal with their financial hardhsips.

Dingell stressed "these are not normal times, and taking shots at the state and local governments, which are actually the fighters on the ground, isn't helpful to anybody."

She said the American people are reacting to the dire situation in different ways, with some "antsy from having been cooped up for six weeks, [while] other people are scared to ever go back outside."

But she emphasized, "They don't want to see us partisan fighting; they want to see us continue to fight to keep them safe, to get the economy reopened again, and we've got to work together."

To that end, Dingell said she has been working with both local level congressional representatives and her Republican colleague in the House, Rep. Fred Upton, "10 times a day."

Dingell stressed, "I don't even think that any of us think about what party we are, and I work with my other Republican colleagues as well as my Democratic colleagues," adding "that I'm also very focused on the auto industry, which has scaled the backbone of the economy. We can't help them in a partisan way; we've got to be bipartisan."

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At a time when the budgets of state and local governments are being devastated in their battle against the coronavirus, American people do not want to see "partisan bickering," according to Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich.
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