On Monday, the House achieved the required two-thirds majority to pass a bill boosting the stimulus check to $2,000. The bill now moves to the Senate.
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York clapped back at a GOP congressman who opposed direct payments of $2,000 in coronavirus relief to most Americans, parodying his reason for opposing them.
- The House passed a bill with the $2,000 amount on Monday. The vote now moves to the Senate, where passage is unlikely.
- GOP Rep. Kevin Brady said he opposed $2,000 amount because, in his view, the money would go toward paying off credit-card debt and “new purchases online at Walmart, Best Buy, or Amazon.”
- The congresswoman replied to Brady’s statement with a parodied rephrasing of his reasoning.
- “‘I don’t support $2k survival checks because it might help people get out of debt that our gov’t inaction helped put or keep them in in the first place.’ – GOP Congressman,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Monday night.
Source: AOC rips into GOP congressman’s stance against $2,000 stimulus checks – Business Insider