Utah Senator Mitt Romney has come out against President Trump’s call for $2k checks instead of $600.
Romney said to Utah’s KUTV “If we went to $2,000 per person, the additional borrowing would be up to almost $500 billion.”
He added “Someone’s got to pay for that. We can’t just have free money.”
When asked about timing Romney said “my guess is it’s as fast as the treasury can cut those checks and get them out. The good news is they’ve done that before, so they know the names and addresses. They’ve tried to go through and eliminate any of the fraud.”
Romney was one of the lawmakers who supported the extension of unemployment benefits in the relief bill.
“For the people of Utah, this is a big deal,” Romney said “because it means that the people who are unemployed are going to have an extra $300 a week added to their unemployment check for the next several weeks, probably as long as three months.”