GOP Senator says $2k checks won’t pass Senate, urges Trump to sign spending package as is

Republican Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) warned that Trump’s demand for $2k checks for Americans instead of $600 won’t pass the Senate and urged him to sign the package as is.

Blunt said  “it took us a long time to get to where we are. I think reopening that bill would be a mistake.”

He added “the best way out of this is for the president to sign the bill, and I still hope that’s what he decides.”

Asked if a bill providing $2,000 checks can pass with 60 votes in the Senate, Blunt replied “It would not.”

Asked what he thinks Trump will do, he answered “I have no idea what he plans to do.”

House Republicans blocked House Democrats attempt to pass the $2k checks by unanimous consent.

McCarthy wrote:

Democrats appear to be suffering from selective hearing. They’ve conveniently ignored @realDonaldTrump’s call to reexamine tax dollars wasted overseas while so many Americans are struggling at home.

Republicans will act to put America first.

McCarthy tweeted Thursday:

House Republicans just moved to re-examine how we spend taxpayer dollars on foreign aid—as President @realDonaldTrump
called for.

Democrats blocked it.

Thank you to @RobWittman for representing Republicans on Christmas Eve in the fight for the American people.