Trump's call for $2000 checks, which top Dems quickly endorsed, provides a powerful weapon against Perdue/Loeffler. It wrecks McConnell's spin about the deal, and shows that the real obstacle to generous assistance is congressional Republicans. My latest:https://t.co/NHDodSMq3J— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) December 23, 2020
In the crucial Georgia Senate runoff races, Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are using President Donald Trump’s latest push for larger stimulus checks to bash incumbent GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
In video posted to Twitter Tuesday night, Trump called the $900 billion Covid relief bill passed by Congress an unsuitable “disgrace” and urged lawmakers to make a number of changes to the measure, including increasing the $600 stimulus checks to $2,000.
The two Democratic candidates, who have advocated for larger direct payments, wasted no time in responding to Trump’s move and criticizing their opponents.
Republicans in the Senate so quickly forget. Right now they would be down 8 seats without my backing them in the last Election. RINO John Thune, “Mitch’s boy”, should just let it play out. South Dakota doesn’t like weakness. He will be primaried in 2022, political career over!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2020