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US President Donald Trump said, “Unless Republicans have a death wish”, they must approve the $2000 stimulus check meant to alleviate the suffering of Americans.
Trump was reacting to a report that the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had blocked Democrats effort to vote on the stimulus check from $600 to $2000 per person.
In a tweet on his verified Twitter page, Trump said $600 is not enough”, urging Republicans to ensure they approve the $2000 payment as soon as possible.
“Unless Republicans have a death wish, and it is also the right thing to do, they must approve the $2000 payments ASAP. $600 IS NOT ENOUGH! Also, get rid of Section 230 – Don’t let Big Tech steal our Country, and don’t let the Democrats steal the Presidential Election. Get tough!”, Trump tweeted.
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s requested to hold a vote on a House standalone measures but blocked by McConnells.
There was no explanation to why the request was blocked the fast-track of the bill but Mitch McConnell only talked about Mr Trump’s demand on repealing liability protections for tech companies, election-related reforms and the increase in the stimulus-response that needed to be voted on.
He added “Those are the three important subjects the president has linked together. This week, the Senate will begin a process to bring these three priorities into focus.”