Mitch says he’ll allow for a separate bill for the checks tied to Trump’s wants for a liability drop on comments on social media, something the crafty old timer KNOWS will NEVER get thru the Democratic led House….
I’d say the $2,000 check thing is done….
Unless the Democrats get both Georgia US Senate seats and even then it might not fly….
The Defense Bill veto override vote in the Senate is up next….
Trump done lost his ‘juice’….
Beating on McConnell don’t work this time….
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to set up a stand-alone vote on increasing the amount of recently passed stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000.
The GOP leader did not directly address why he objected.
But he signaled separately that he could package the increase in direct stimulus checks, with a repeal of a tech shield that has emerged as a top target for Trump and election-related investigations.
“During this process, the president highlighted three additional issues of national significance he would like to see Congress tackle together,” McConnell said.
“Those are the three important subjects the president has linked together. This week the Senate will begin a process to bring these three priorities into focus,” McConnell added.
McConnell did not provide additional details about how he might bring the measures up. But tying the stimulus checks push to Section 230, a legal shield for tech companies, or to Trump’s unproven claims that widespread election fraud cost him his reelection would almost certainly undermine Democratic support for such legislation….