Senator Dick Durban (D-IL) said Senate Republicans are divided as Democrats believe they have the votes to pass $ 2,000 stimulus checks.
Senator Dick Durban (D-IL) says McConnell got into a dilemma. Senate Republicans are divided over the extension of economic controls, and Democrats believe they have the votes to pass the bill. pic.twitter.com/r1MDDGzoB9
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) December 29, 2020
Durbin was asked on MSNBC if he thought the Democrats had the votes to receive the $ 2,000 stimulus checks and he replied, “Yes, I do. And Senator McConnell is in a dilemma because his caucus disagrees. There are some Republicans who oppose it, and he has the power to call the bill. It is really the Senate Republican leader, he has sole authority to decide when and if we shall call this bill. And if he doesn’t call it soon, the clock will run out. We’re at a new congress on January 3rd. “
Mitch McConnell’s problem is that he can either upset half or more of his caucus by passing the $ 2,000 stimulus checks, or that he can potentially kiss the Senate goodbye by not passing the aid and two Senate drains loses in Georgia.
McConnell tries to find his way out of trouble by blackmailing the Democrats in support of Trump’s election fraud nonsense.
If McConnell allows a vote on a clean bill to increase stimulus payments to $ 2,000, the hour by hour the chances of the bill pass through the Senate will improve.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive 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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