We’ll take the suspense out of it for you: President Biden’s COVID relief package is going to become law. Senate Republicans can use procedural moves to drag it out a little longer. But Senate Democrats have the votes, and it will pass. The question is why the Republicans are opposing legislation that’s so beneficial and popular.
Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu asked a crucial question about the relief package:
Why are Republicans in Congress opposed to:
-funds for local governments, a big portion of which will go to police officers and firefighters and paramedics
-funds for vaccine distribution
-funds for small businesses https://t.co/q6nSjyocV0
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) February 21, 2021
These are good questions – and we can guarantee you that not one House or Senate Republican can give a legitimate answer ask to why they oppose all of these things. They simply seem to be against it because Democrats are for it. Considering how popular the relief package is among Americans, this stance isn’t likely to work out well for the Republicans.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report