The Republicans on the Hill cannot relate to the country’s gaping wound of 92,333 Americans lost to the coronavirus pandemic. They do not feel that pain made even worse by miles-long food lines. That is the more generous interpretation of the GOP stance. The other option is far more chilling — they just do not care.
Senior Congressional Correspondent at CNN Manu Raju approached House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and asked him a burning question. Would there be another relief package? The California representative had just met with Vice President Mike Pence and Steven Mnuchin. McCarthy and replied:
‘I don’t see the need right now.’
House Intelligence Committee Chair Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) was incensed. He called ignoring unemployed “Americans crying out for help” after “30 million” lost their jobs “indifference.” Schiff pointed to the “highest rate of employment since the Great Depression.” Americans need a working Congress. They need to take back the Senate and the presidency.
‘Indifference in a time of pandemic: 30 million Americans have lost their jobs. The highest rate of unemployment since the Great Depression. Food lines stretching for miles. Families struggling to pay rent. Americans crying out for help. But @GOPLeader doesn’t see the need.’
He was referring to Senior Congressional Correspondent at CNN Manu Raju’s tweet:
‘GOP still wants to hit pause on a new relief bill. Just asked House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy if they want a new recovery bill after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Steven Mnuchin this AM about the economy. “I don’t see the need right now,” he said of another package’
Twitter world went nuts. Check out these interesting responses below:
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