Senate Blocks Vote on $2,000 Coronavirus Stimulus Checks as Party Leaders Get Heated on Senate Floor
By Fox News // December 31, 2020
"socialism for rich people"
ABOVE VIDEO: Republicans, Democrats trade accusations amid stimulus standoff.
(FOX NEWS) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell again blocked quick action on $2,000 coronavirus stimulus checks on the Senate floor Thursday as he traded harsh words with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
McConnell, R-Ky., in floor remarks lambasted the House-passed bill for $2,000 stimulus checks as “socialism for rich people.”
The comments were his most direct to date on his opposition to President Trump’s request that stimulus checks be boosted from $600 in the recently passed stimulus.
“The data show that many upper-middle class Americans have kept their jobs, work remotely and remain totally financially comfortable,” McConnell said. “On the other hand, some of our fellow citizens have had their entire existences is turned upside down and continue to suffer terribly. We do not need to let the speaker of the House do socialism for rich people in order to help those who need help.”
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