Senator Lindsey Graham wants a vote on the $2,000 stimulus checks….
Hose Republicans leader McCarthy does not….
House Republicans WILL go for the $2,000 if there are offset cuts….
House Democratic Speaker is unlikely to go along with any cuts after it has been revealed that Republicans got even more tax give aways to get to where things are now….
There ARE Republicans in the House that will defy their party leader McCarthy and vote to override President Trump’s veto’s…
There ARE Republicans in the Senate who will also defy Trump and vote to override Trump’s veto’s….
These Republicans will still have their jobs….
Donald Trump will NOT in less than a month….
(And if the veto’s stick?…You could Add Donald Trump to the list of people Mitch McConnell will have gotten over on…And people would just get $600)
The Trump throw down drama continues….
Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) told his GOP colleagues in a Wednesday call that he felt “Trump threw us under the bus.”
“The president was updated on this bill every step of the way by the GOP leadership. The COVID supplemental is a good compromise and the president should take it,” Bacon said in a public statement after the call, standing by his comments.
One looming deadline that has Republicans wringing their hands is Monday evening, when federal funding expires if Trump doesn’t sign the coronavirus relief and omnibus spending package into law. That would result in a government shutdown.
But before then is the so-called unemployment benefits cliff on Saturday, when two key programs providing benefits for millions of out-of-work Americans are set to expire.
Another major headache for GOP leaders is Trump’s veto of the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which Congress has enacted for 59 consecutive years.
McConnell had already scheduled the Senate to return to Washington for possible votes on Dec. 29, when he can begin the process of setting up a vote to override the defense bill veto. But Senate GOP leaders say they will only act if two-thirds of the House votes to override the veto.
McConnell, who has come under criticism from Trump for not joining his effort to overturn the election results in several swing states, kept out of the public spotlight Wednesday, giving his GOP colleagues little sense of what to expect.
“Everybody’s exhausted by the end of year stuff,” said one Senate GOP aide, who predicted that McConnell would try to override a veto of the coronavirus relief and omnibus spending package. “It’s a tough vote for half a dozen, up to a dozen Republicans but it’s not a tough vote.”
“There are at least 19 Republicans that will override both vetoes,” the aide said of Senate override calculations….