A Democrat who calls himself the next president decided to give pandemic-affected Americans financial relief after his fellow party members finished impeaching the incumbent in the House.
Joe Biden had suggested the Democrats prioritize party politics above the welfare of Americans who have struggled with months of government restrictions to help contain the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus. He revealed removing President Trump was the main reason stimulus checks were not announced sooner.
“In a bipartisan vote, the House voted to impeach and hold President Trump accountable,” he said on Twitter. “Now, the process continues to the Senate—and I hope they will deal with their constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation.”
Shortly after House Democrats and 10 Republicans agreed to impeach President Trump, Biden rewarded Americans with $1,400 checks as part of a new $1.9 trillion rescue package.
“Direct cash payments, extended unemployment, rent relief, food assistance, aid to small businesses, keeping essential frontline workers on the job—those are the key elements of my American Rescue Plan,” he said on Twitter.
Reuters confirmed the proposal also includes $170 billion towards reopening schools and boosting the unemployment check by $400 a week. A further $416 billion will be allocated towards launching a national CCP Virus prevention program that aims to vaccinate 100 million Americans within 100 days.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) quickly received bipartisan support from the Democratic Party for the previous $900 billion CCP Virus stimulus package, after publicly conceding the president lost the November election.
“As the American people continue battling the coronavirus this holiday season, they will not be on their own,” he said on Twitter. “Congress has just reached an agreement. We will pass another rescue package ASAP. More help is on the way.”
That deal included an extra $300 weekly boost to unemployment payments, and further assistance for small businesses, replenishing food supplies, vaccine distribution, transit, and health care. It also would have provided $25 billion in rental aid and extend a moratorium on foreclosures.
The Oval Office rejected the package because Democrats ignored President Trump’s requests for $2,000 stimulus checks and foreign aid funding to be diverted back to struggling Americans.
McConnell has abandoned hopes of the incumbent president winning another four years in the Oval Office, and decided to make peace with who he called “president-elect” Biden and “vice president-elect” Kamala Harris.
“The Electoral College has spoken, so … I want to congratulate president-elect Joe Biden,” McConnell said according to Reuters.
McConnell suggested he knew Biden very well and commended him on spending 40 years in public office.
“The president-elect is no stranger to the Senate, he has devoted himself to public service for many years,” he said.
McConnell also welcomed Harris becoming the nation’s second-in-command and adding gender diversity to the so-called Biden administration.