In a televised debate with his Democratic opponent Amy McGrath late Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell laughed when confronted over his persistent refusal to pass additional coronavirus relief as pandemic-induced mass layoffs continue, hunger grows, and millions face the possibility of imminent eviction.\u0022The House passed a bill in May,\u0022 said McGrath, referring to the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act that the Kentucky Republican has dismissed and blocked from receiving a vote in the Senate. \u0022The Senate went on vacation.\u0022\u0022You just don\u0026#039;t do that,\u0022 McGrath continued as McConnell laughed. \u0022You negotiate. Senator, it is a national crisis. You knew that the coronavirus wasn\u0026#039;t going to end at the end of July. We knew this.\u0022Watch:Mitch McConnell LAUGHS when called out for his lack of action on COVID. #KYSen \u0022If you want to call yourself a leader you got to get things done.\u0022 pic.twitter.com/dHbXDf28OQ— Kelsie Taggart (@kelsientaggart) October 12, 2020FIVE times, @senatemajldr LAUGHED OFF questions regarding COVID during tonight\u0026#039;s #KYSen Debate. It\u0026#039;s obvious that Mitch McConnell isn\u0026#039;t taking this election, COVID, or KY voters seriously. pic.twitter.com/pnaTR78yWi— Kelsie Taggart (@kelsientaggart) October 13, 2020\u0022He\u0026#039;s so proud of how little he\u0026#039;s done to help the American people,\u0022 Zach Ford of advocacy group Alliance for Justice tweeted in response to McConnell\u0026#039;s debate performance. \u0022That laugh should give you nightmares.\u0022Monday evening was not the first time McConnell has laughed off questions about his failure to confront the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic collapse, which has thrown tens of millions of Americans out of work and sparked a nationwide hunger crisis.In July, just a week before the $600-per-week federal unemployment insurance boost lapsed, McConnell let out a \u0022big laugh\u0022 when a reporter asked whether Congress would be able to pass a relief bill before the expiration of the crucial lifeline.\u0022Thirty million workers won\u0026#039;t be able to pay rent on August 1st and McConnell is laughing,\u0022 Ashley Schapitl, a spokesperson for Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), said at the time.