FILE - In this April 21, 2020, file photo Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks with reporters after the Senate approved a nearly $500 billion coronavirus aid bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shelved a proposal for proxy voting this week after Republicans objected. In the Senate, McConnell rejected a GOP remote vote proposal. He expects Congress to return May 4, as planned. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told Brian on his radio show that he would "insist" on liability protection for companies, hospitals and businesses as a condition for going forward with any new coronavirus relief legislation.

"What I've said is, we're going to insist upon this reform, which is not related to money, as a condition for going forward. We need to protect the American people and the brave folks who have been on the front line taking care of our patients during this awful pandemic," he said. "So, getting the country back to normal is not just about spending more money, although I understand that every state and local government in America would like to have more. I'm willing to talk about that, but we need to protect these brave people who have been on the front lines."

McConnell also defended his decision to bring the Senate back to Washington, D.C. next week, saying, "We feel like if people on the front lines are willing to work during the pandemic, we should be as well. So the Senate will come back, we'll be in session next week."

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