Democrat Senator attacks president for demanding more money for U.S citizens
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has blasted President Donald Trump’s calls to amend the COVID-19 relief bill Congress passed on Monday as an “attack on every American.”
In a Tuesday video message posted to Twitter, the president said the bill should be amended to include $2,000 in direct payments for every American.
Currently, the legislation only offers U.S. citizens $600 each.
During a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Klobuchar, a former Democrat presidential candidate, unloaded on President Trump over his calls.
“This is an attack on every American – people who are struggling to get by right now, out of work,” the Minnesota Democratic senator claimed.
“Unemployment is basically going to end the day after Christmas if this doesn’t pass,” Klobuchar told far-left propagandist Rachel Maddow.
Klobuchar said the legislation includes $30 billion for vaccine distribution and more than $300 billion for small business relief, adding that the president’s calls to amend the legislation are “literally undermining our entire effort on testing and vaccine distribution,” and “small businesses can’t take it anymore.”
“Democrats are pushing for more funds for the individual payments, but in the end, this was a negotiation, and [Trump] knows very well, we’re reaching the end here with our unemployment,” she said.
“Small businesses can’t take it anymore.”
Amy Klobuchar just went on MSNBC to call raising the stimulus to $2,000 per person “an attack on every American” and suggests Congress override Trump’s veto. pic.twitter.com/mEdDUY9dNu
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House Democrats have the ability to override a veto from the president if he tries to force the amendment and turn down the proposed $900 billion legislation.
“He should not be doing this right now when his own Treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, was involved in the negotiations from beginning to end,” the Minnesota senator said.
“He is literally trying to burn this country down on the way out.”
Klobuchar added that Democrats need to “make it very clear” ahead of the Georgia Senate runoff races in January “which party has people’s backs.”
The senator’s comments come after other progressive Democrats have come out in support of Trump’s calls for more funding for direct payments.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2020
The proposed deal also includes $300 per week in federal unemployment aid for 11 weeks, $325 billion in aid for small businesses, $25 billion in rental assistance, and $45 billion in rental aid.