June 2, 2020 / 8:57 PM / a month ago

Senate Republicans block move to condemn Trump on force against peaceful protesters

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday failed to win passage of a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for his role in the use of force against peaceful demonstrators in Washington Monday night, after Republicans blocked the move.

Democrats tried to use fast-track procedures to pass the measure by a unanimous voice vote but were stopped when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, objected.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Chris Reese

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