"If enough members in the Senate agree, we'll change the rules," the Senate Majority Whip said.
"That would be horrible" if Americans thought he enjoyed the power, said the Democratic lawmaker. "I want to make sure people understand. I am in that common-sense middle."
The comment sparked backlash this weekend as his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, faces mounting pressure of his own.
"There is no way I resign," the embattled New York governor told reporters on Sunday amid mounting pressure.
"Using the term 'China virus' to describe the coronavirus and COVID-19 is inaccurate and unacceptable," the Asian American Bar Association of Ohio said in a Saturday statement.
"There's things we can talk about," the West Virginia Democrat said, suggesting modifications could be made to the Senate's contentious legislative rule.
"Nobody likes a mask," the GOP West Virginia governor said. "But, for crying out loud, we could be a little more prudent for 30 more days or 45 more days or whatever it took for us to get on rock-solid ground."
The president's approval rating regarding his management of the COVID-19 pandemic has been consistent since he took office in January.
The Wyoming Republican praised Murkowski on Sunday after Trump called her "disloyal" and "very bad" and promised to campaign against her in Alaska next year.
"I did everything I could to bring us together so we'd have more support, and the public would get the needed help, as needed," the Democratic West Virginia Senator said.
"The American Rescue Plan is a truly progressive and bold package that delivers on its promise to put money directly in people's pockets," Representative Pramila Jayapal said.
"I'm disappointed that the mandate is being withdrawn. Our governor has said that it's still important to wear masks, and I appreciate that. But removing the mandate, I think we create an ambiguity," Austin Mayor Steve Adler said.
"There's clearly not a threat. There was nothing that happened on March 4," said the freshman congresswoman.
Federico Guillermo Klein, 42, became the first Trump administration official to be arrested for taking part in the insurrection.
"We need recurring payments," the Massachusetts senator said. "We will not stop until we pass at least a $15 federal minimum wage, and that includes abolishing the filibuster to ensure we give our workers a raise."
The Alaska senator is the 86th most popular Republican in Congress, with 13 percent sharing a positive opinion and 23 percent sharing a negative opinion of her, according to YouGov.
House progressives have indicated that they may withhold their votes for the sprawling bill to leverage the party into fighting harder for the $15 minimum wage.
"OK, that's enough for right now, kids. Just watch and let them burn," one enthusiastic anti-masker adult said in a video shared on Twitter.
"Cuomo has lost the credibility he needs to lead this state, especially in the midst of a public health crisis," the Times-Union editorial board wrote in an op-ed published Saturday.
"These jobs have been shipped off to China [and] have been shipped overseas to the lowest bidder for the lowest wages," Hawley told Fox News Friday.
The process was stalled for 12 hours when Democrats couldn't agree on an amendment from Senator Bernie Sanders.
Ultimately seven Democrats and one independent joined with Republicans in blocking the Vermont senator's amendment to the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.