As Kentucky Republican congressional representative Thomas Massie vowed to delay a House vote on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill Friday, he took verbal fire from a former secretary of state and Democratic presidential nominee who publicly called him a profane name.
“Breaking news: Congressman Massie has tested positive for being an a**hole,” wrote John Kerry, who served as a United States senator from Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013 before being named secretary of state by President Barack Obama. On his Twitter account, Kerry went on to sarcastically remark that Massie must be quarantined to prevent any spread of his “massive stupidity.”
Kerry, who has been an outspoken opponent of President Donald Trump, also wrote that his disdain for Massie was “finally, something the president and I can agree on!”
Kerry was referencing earlier tweets from Trump slamming Massie as a “third-rate grandstander” and calling for him to be expelled from the Republican Party, as quoted by MSNBC columnist Steve Benen.
Benen noted that Massie’s actions stood no chance of defeating the coronavirus relief package legislation, which has received overwhelming support from both Democrats and Republicans. The bill passed the Senate with a unanimous, 96-0 vote on Thursday — with four senators unable to vote due to self-quarantines after exposure to the virus.