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McConnell Put Out Unpassable Additions in $2,000 Relief Payment Bill Knowing It Would Kill The Bill

McConnell Put Out Unpassable Additions in $2,000 Relief Payment Bill Knowing It Would Kill The Bill

Senator Mitch McConnel (Rep.) set up a bill after shutting down what would have passed, a stand-alone vote in the Senate to increase Americans’ stimulus bill from $600 to $2,000. This was never done to increase the money to help out American families. He has shown his disdain many times for the people; he did this to make it seem like he was doing something but understood that what he was demanding would never get past the Democrats.

By refusing to allow the bill from the House, that had bipartisan support to be voted on, which it would have passed, after calling out the last bill for pork, he did the same thing, added to this bill, parts which he knew the Democrats would never support, thus dooming it before it even came to the floor.


By adding Section 230 to the bill, something most democrats are desperately fighting to keep in place (they understand that big tech is aiding them in putting their candidates forward), he knew that this would never sneak past the Democrats in the Senate, let alone be accepted by the House Democrats.

To redirect attention from him, McConnell accused Pelosi and Schumer of attempting to “warp” President Trump’s call for $2,000 direct payments to Americans. The majority leader said the Senate would not separate a vote on $2,000 stimulus checks from a bill backed by GOP leaders that includes establishing a commission to investigate election fraud and a repeal of Section 230, the measure that protects social media platforms from liability over third-party posts.

“As they’ve tried to do countless times in the past four years, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer are trying to pull a fast one on the president and the American people,” McConnell said. “First of all, they’re hoping that everyone just forgets about election integrity and Big Tech. They’re desperate to ignore those two parts of President Trump’s request.”

No one forgot about this, but there is a time and place to address this, putting the public at further hardship is not one of those times.

But add to this adding in money to investigate election irregularities, this was sure to kill the bill before it was even looked at.

I am not advocating for Big Tech or the Democrats; Section 230 should be revoked. I have written on it in the past, but when Americans are hurting, using their suffering to try to force a bill through that the Democrats can in no way accept, this is reprehensible. It shows a total lack of empathy for the people McConnel is supposedly representing.

Nor do I have a problem with investigating the election, it was nothing but fraud on a grand scale, but the bill had nothing to do with this.

McConnel knew he could get the Supreme Court filled the way he wanted, so working with Trump was advantageous, but now we see that he is every bit as much a creature of the swamp as the opposition is.

I know McConnel will say that the Democrats have been doing this, but I must ask, “Are we then justified in doing the same?”

To make matters worse, now we know that Mitch McConnel and Pelosi are working together to prevent GOP Senators and Congressmen from challenging the election. One has to wonder, with friends like Mitch, who needs enemies?

We all know the Democrats care more about ideology than about people, yet this does not give us a right to do this same; if we do this, how are we different from them?


At this point, we will have to be content with a $600 stimulus check. All we can hope for is the incoming Senate will choose someone other than him as a majority leader if the GOP maintains the house; if not, G-d help us.

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About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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