“Believe it or not, Democrats agree with the Speaker,” House Majority Leader Stany Hoyer told reporters after the rape. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) Blocked a $ 2,000 check on the floor.
Trump’s rejection on Tuesday night The stimulus package – which landed like a rumble on an already vacant lot on Capitol Hill – piled the business president against his own party in the final days of his presidency.
And it brought Washington to the brink of another government shutdown, delaying badly needed funds for food programs, unemployment, hospitals, and vaccination distribution.
Republicans say they do not know privately whether Trump will work before Monday, when federal funding runs out. Trump has already left for his Florida vacation home in Washington.
The House plans to return on Monday, where lawmakers will take a full vote to replace the $ 2,000 check in the bill, as Trump has demanded. House Democrats have discussed voting on another stopgap spending bill to shut down the shutdown, but it is unclear whether the Senate will return to Washington to withdraw it, or if Trump will sign it. House Democrats also plan to vote to override the veto of Trump’s annual defense spending bill.
Speaking after his unsuccessful efforts on the floor, Hoyer and other Democrats gave Trump an urgent plea to sign the bill and save the nation from being trapped in more chaos.
“It’s Christmas Eve,” Hoyer said. “Certainly, the President of the United States – whether it is in Mar-a-Lago or elsewhere – needs sympathy with the pain and suffering and apprehension and deep anger that the American people are feeling.”
“The entire Kovid-19 relief package – so desperately needed by our people and our businesses – remains on the president’s table and he needs to sign it today,” Hoyer said.
Standing next to him, an emotional rapist Debbie Dingell (D-Mise) raided the president for blocking the package, arguing that Trump “doesn’t give a damn about people.”
“He sowed more fear. He threw kerosene on fire,” said Dingell.