Graham speaks out against McConnell, says $2k checks “is not socialism”

Thursday, after blocking a standalone vote for $2k stimulus checks for the 3rd day in a row, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said “We do not need to let the Speaker of the House do socialism for rich people in order to help those who need help.”

New Year’s day, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham fired back, tweeting:

“We do not need to let the Speaker of the House do socialism for rich people in order to help those who need help,” McConnell said Thursday after blocking the measure for the third consecutive days.

The country is being overwhelmed by #COVID, hospitals are full, and business are hanging by a thread.

Direct payments may not be most efficient way to help people in need but, given the situation we face are extremely necessary.

Going from $600 to $2,000 doesn’t make you a socialist.

Mr. President, keep fighting for the American people who are suffering.

Insist on a standalone vote.