The Lincoln Project has taken on Donald Trump and his enablers, including Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Now, they’re taking on the entire Republican Party over their failure to help American citizens financially during the worst pandemic since 1917.
In the midst of the worse economic crisis in decades and with COVID’s death toll rising, Republicans have delayed vital economic support for American families.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 4, 2020
The group of Republican strategists put together a video calling out the delays in funding for a second round of stimulus money to help the 47.2 percent of Americans who are currently without a paycheck, some of whom were unemployed prior to the virus, those whose workplaces have closed as a result of the virus, and those who are unable to work because they are at high risk or have family members who are. House Democrats passed a bill that would have addressed the problem back in May, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell never took it up for amending nor brought it to the floor for a vote.
Republicans insisted that the additional $600 per week in unemployment be extended for one week, while Democrats pushed for the assistance to continue until the end of the year. Following that failure to negotiate, Republicans said that workers would get lazy and took to Twitter to blame Democrats for holding up unemployment and reach a compromise, which is just about how the first bill went during negotiations, as well.
Helping American citizens in times of crisis is the job of our elected leaders and the reason that Americans pay taxes. If we can’t count on them to do their jobs, why should they keep them?
Twitter had a big response to the new ad by The Lincoln Project. Read some of their comments below:
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