The Senate will only consider “smart targeted aid, not another fire hose of borrowed money that encompasses other people who are doing really well,” McConnell said. “The Senate is not going to separate the three issues President Trump has linked just because Democrats are afraid to tackle two of them.”
Democrats have defeated the electoral fraud commission and revoked “section 230” liability protections for tech companies.
After McConnell’s remarks, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the House-passed bill that lowers checks to $ 2,000. McConnell objected.
When Trump signed a $ 900 billion stimulus bill on Sunday with $ 600 checks, he said he wanted Congress to tackle voter fraud, legal protections for tech companies and checks. more important. But Trump didn’t explicitly say they should be linked together.
On Wednesday Trump said of the size of the stimulus check: “$ 2,000 ASAP!”