GOP NOT Supporting Stimulus Package

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reported that he warned the White House against striking a deal with the House on a new stimulus plan until at least November 3 election.

He blamed this on House Speaker Pelosi, claiming that she was not negotiating in “good faith” with the Treasury Secretary, and any deal reached would disrupt the Senate’s plans to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court next week. The Senate Republicans believe that the stimulus plan would divide the Republicans up in the Senate.

Therefore, most Americans will be held captive by the Republican desire to confirm a Supreme Court justice, as they continue to struggle through the pandemic-laden economy.

That being said, McConnell has not been part of the talks between Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin. Regardless, he stays adamantly opposed to the bill. As Republicans fear losing the majority in the Senate, they believe in appealing to the fiscally conservative voters, and the signing of a stimulus plan, they believe, would definitely do the opposite of that.

Pelosi has denied McConnell’s accusations. Furthermore, Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin have continued their talks for the stimulus plan, which will provide Americans with a second $1,200 check, along with aid for small businesses, money for covid-19 testing, and support for airlines and hospitals.

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