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The governors of New York and New Jersey, two of the states hardest hit by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, on Wednesday denounced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for suggesting that states could “use the bankruptcy route” instead of receiving financial assistance from the federal government. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) called McConnell’s remarks “politically repugnant,” arguing they would do nothing to help states reopen portions of the U.S. economy. “It’s one of the dumb statements of all time,” he added. “Encouraging, explicitly almost hoping for bankruptcies of American states in the midst of the biggest health care crisis this country has ever faced is completely and utterly irresponsible,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said during a news briefing, according to Politico.