House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) hammered Republicans for caving to every Trump whim but $2,000 stimulus checks.
Chairman Schiff tweeted:
For years, Republicans were obedient to Trump’s every 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 Americans? That’s where they draw the line?
Pass the bill.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 30, 2020
The opposition to the $2,000 survival checks is a stain that Republicans will carry with them for much longer than next week’s Senate runoff elections in Georgia. The American people are going to forget how Republicans in the Senate bent to every wish except for the one that would have provided thousands of dollars to millions of Americans who are facing hunger and potentially homelessness.
Senate Republicans almost universally stayed silent as Trump has lied about election fraud. They refused to convict the impeached president when he tried to extort Ukraine. The Senate Republican majority has alternated between running away when asked about Trump’s comments and enabling him.
Trump wants the Senate to pass $2,000 stimulus checks for his own selfish reasons, but that doesn’t mean that after four years of kowtowing, excuse-making, and enabling, it is not hypocrisy for the GOP to say no now.
Chairman Schiff was right. Republicans will defend anything that Trump says or does with the exception of trying to help Americans.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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