A Republican from Kentucky ignored his party leader’s urgent request to provide more financial relief to struggling Americans.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell disobeyed an order from President Donald Trump to approve $2,000 stimulus checks to individuals affected by CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus restrictions.
McConnell thought it was a good idea to allow families and individuals who badly needed assistance to keep struggling. The delayed $892 billion CCP Virus stimulus package outraged at least one mainstream media professional.
“Sen. Mitch McConnell objected to Sen. [Chuck] Schumer asking the Senate to pass by unanimous consent the $2,000 direct payments bill that the House passed last night by 2/3 bipartisan vote,” Fox News Capitol Hill producer Jason Donner said on Twitter.
The Senate majority leader and his supporters will spend the time overruling the president’s recently vetoed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Bill and examining the integrity of elections and limits on big technology companies.
“For the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, failure is simply not an option so, when it is our turn in Congress to have their backs, failure is not an option either,” McConnell said, according to Reuters. “This week, the Senate will begin a process to bring these three priorities into focus … I would urge my colleagues to support this legislation one more time when we vote tomorrow.”
McConnell’s insubordination prompted the Oval Office to issue a stern warning that his primary duty should be to serve the people and not try to settle the score for past grievances.
“Unless Republicans have a death wish, and it is also the right thing to do, they must approve the $2000 payments ASAP,” the president said on Twitter. “$600 IS NOT ENOUGH! Also, get rid of Section 230–do not let Big Tech steal our country, and don’t let the Democrats steal the presidential election. Get tough!”
President Trump previously criticized McConnell and other Republicans for not doing everything in their power to stop military bases that honor Confederate historical figures from being renamed.
“Weak and tired Republican ‘leadership’ will allow the bad Defense Bill to pass,” he said on Twitter. “Say goodbye to VITAL Section 230 termination, your national monuments, forts (names!) and treasures (inserted by Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren), 5G, and our great soldiers being removed and brought home from foreign lands who do NOTHING for us.”
The president was disappointed by the GOP’s lackluster leadership and urged party members to respect his wishes.
“A disgraceful act of cowardice and total submission by weak people to Big Tech,” he said. “Negotiate a better bill, or get better leaders, NOW! Senate should not approve NDAA until fixed!”
He also proposed a change of leadership in both chambers of Congress.
“We need new and energetic Republican leadership,” he said on Twitter. “This cannot stand.”