Speaking on the Senate floor, Mitch McConnell justified blocking $2k payments as a standalone bill.
McConnell said “the Senate is not going to be bullied into rushing out more borrowed money into the hands of Democrats’ rich friends who don’t need the help.”
He added “It’s hardly clear that the federal government’s top priority should be sending thousands of dollars to people with no loss of income.”
McConnell on blocking $2,000 direct payments: “It’s hardly clear that the federal government’s top priority should be sending thousands of dollars” to people with no loss of income. pic.twitter.com/gIS2JoUAz2
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 30, 2020
While making the case for $2k stimulus checks, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders literally pointed at a blown up print of President Trump’s tweet being in favor of it.
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) December 30, 2020