(PoliticalLookout.com)- Senator Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and on-again-off-again MAGA politician, told Fox & Friends in an interview on Thursday that he supports the push for $2,000 COVID relief checks.
Lindsey also said that while he believes Americans should be given stimulus checks larger than the $600 given in the most recent COVID relief bill, he agreed with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that it would not be possible to bring a vote on the matter to the Senate floor by January 3.
Instead, Graham suggested that there “could” be a vote with the new Congress, and suggested that he thinks a standalone vote on the $2,000 check “might pass.”
The comments come after McConnell accused Democrats of “trying to pull a fast one” and warned that there was “no realistic path” to approving a new stimulus bill. McConnell said that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were trying to warp President Donald Trump’s call for a large relief check to individual Americans.
“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,” he 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.”
McConnell said that the Democrats were trying to push through yet another package that contained non-COVID-related relief that would dramatically increase national debt and give money to families that don’t need it.
It means that it doesn’t appear as though a new bill, which would repeal or reform Section 230 protections for social media giants, won’t be coming to the Senate floor any time soon.
Also on Thursday, Graham noted that “70% of Republicans don’t want to go to $2,000” because they see it as a “$430 billion cost to the Treasury.”
“They think it’s an inefficient way of giving money to people who are hurting because a lot of people making $75,000 or less haven’t been out of work,” he explained. “But I’m with the president on this.”
Graham called for a standalone bill that gives $2,000 in relief to American voters, and also indicated that he would support a vote on repealing Section 230.
“The untold story is that Democrats are in the pocket of Big Tech,” he told Fox.
But will the Democrats ever be willing to fix Big Tech when the anti-conservative bias benefits them so much?
Let’s see if Republicans ever unite behind the President on this hugely popular policy…