Senate Democratic Chairman Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that Senate Democrats will attempt to pass $ 2,000 stimulus checks.
The house will pass a bill to give the Americans $ 2,000 checks. Then I’ll pass it on in the Senate.
No Democrats will object.
Will the Senate Republicans be?
– Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 28, 2020
Schumer will get Republicans to object and block $ 2,000 stimulus checks a little more than a week before the critical Georgia Senate runoff elections.
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) said Sunday he was turning down $ 2,000 stimulus checks. So it wouldn’t be surprising if Mitch McConnell sent Toomey to get the ball for his party. Senator Toomey is retiring and will not run for re-election in 2022. So he has nothing to lose looking like a heartless idiot blocking aid to millions of people in the middle of a pandemic.
The Senate Republicans have blocked $ 1,200 stimulus checks, so it is certain they will reject and block $ 2,000 checks. It’s a terrible political optic that destroys the myth that Loeffler and Perdue in Georgia provided pandemic aid to the people of Georgia.
Schumer and the Democrats might not get any extra incentive this week, but if they play their cards right it could win the Georgia runoff and control of the Senate.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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