Stimulus payments in limbo

“Listening to Senator McConnell over the past few days and reading about what he did…it really is tragic, it’s sad. It’s pathetic because here you have a man—Mitch McConnell of Kentucky—going out of his way to ensure his own personal political survival as Senate majority leader and leader of the Senate Republicans, his own survival, over the survival of millions of Americans and their families who are at the edge of their own financial survival: Some being evicted, some having already lost homes, some having lost jobs and some having no hope at the conclusion of this drastically, terrible year,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle during this Morning Joe conversation with Kasie Hunt and Walter Isaacson Sen. McConnell (R-KY) having blocked an attempt by Democrats to hold an immediate vote on increasing stimulus checks for those suffering through the coronavirus pandemic to $2,000 from $600, leaving the fate of the measure unclear.



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