House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) pounded Republicans for indulging in every Trump whim, but $ 2,000 stimulus checks.
Chairman Schiff tweeted:
For years, Republicans were obedient to Trump’s whim.
They stood by his failed COVID response. His lies. His impeachment. His corrupt pardons. His efforts to overturn the election.
But $ 2,000 checks to help the Americans? Is that where you draw the line?
Pass the bill.
– Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 30, 2020
The opposition to the $ 2,000 survival check is a stain Republicans will have with them for much longer than the Georgian Senate runoff next week. The American people will forget how the Senate Republicans responded to every request except that which would have given thousands of dollars to millions of Americans who are starving and potentially homeless.
Senate Republicans were silent almost everywhere when Trump lied about election fraud. They refused to convict the accused president when he tried to blackmail Ukraine. The Senate Republican majority has taken turns running away when asked for Trump’s comments, empowering him.
Trump wants the Senate to pass $ 2,000 stimulus checks for its own selfish reasons, but that doesn’t mean that after four years of kowtowing, apologizing, and enabling, it isn’t hypocrisy for the GOP to say no now.
Chairman Schiff was right. Republicans will defend anything Trump says or does except trying to help Americans.
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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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