Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) just stabbed President Trump in the back and handed Joe Biden a Dem controlled Senate.
Mitch trashed the House-passed proposal for $2,000 checks basically ending any chance of it happening.
“The Senate is not going to split apart the three issues that President Trump linked together just because Democrats are afraid to address two of them,” Mitch 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,” McConnell added but words don’t matter.
The visual is Mitch the grinch and Perdue and Loeffler stopped you from getting a $2k check.
It doesn’t matter what is the real story is, although it appears if Mitch called it for a vote it would pass, that image of the GOP denying Americans cash will be forced into the minds of every Georgia voter.
The only answer is to hold a vote – if it doesn’t pass it doesn’t. If it does the middle class finally gets a break.
From The Hill:
McConnell twice blocked the House-passed bill on the floor on Tuesday. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) on Wednesday also blocked it from getting a vote.
McConnell introduced a competing bill on Tuesday that tied an increase in the $600 stimulus checks to a repeal of a liability shield used by tech companies and a commission to review the 2020 election.
But that bill, Democrats argue, cannot pass the Senate because it would crater support from Democrats, who have said they would unanimously back the House-passed bill.
And if the Senate passes any bill besides the language that has already passed the House it would require the legislation to bounce back to the House and be passed. The House has left town until Sunday, when the 117th Congress starts.
JUST IN: Sen. Mitch McConnell signals Senate will not take up #CASHAct: “The Senate is not going to be bullied into rushing out more borrowed money into the hands of Democrat rich friends who don’t need the help.” pic.twitter.com/MIjX0mzexe— The Hill (@thehill) December 30, 2020