Gov. Ricketts (R-NE) says undocumented workers at meatpacking plants will not be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine.— The Recount (@therecount) January 5, 2021
That’s at least 14% of Nebraska’s meatpacking workers, according to @MigrationPolicy. pic.twitter.com/QKxXGSUOZo
There were times in combat I was asked questions by reporters. I didn’t always like answering them. But the hubris exhibited by some politicians in dealing with journalists is simply disgusting. And as a resident of Florida, it’s shameful that @GovRonDeSantis is one of the worst. https://t.co/LqLnFhmMaF— Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) January 5, 2021
Is the relief bill inadequate? Of course. But if Trump really felt that way, why did he wait until months of negotiations were complete to make his feelings known?
The weeklong delay in signing the bill has allowed unemployment insurance to lapse for millions of Americans. That’s a curious outcome from a guy who claims to believe that Americans aren’t getting enough support.
Trump issued a face-saving statement about the Impoundment Control Act, implying that he’s going to strip out “wasteful items [that] need to be removed.” In reality, the ICA “prevent[s] the President and other government officials from unilaterally substituting their own funding decisions for those of the Congress.” In other words, the opposite of what Trump’s statement implies.
Fun fact: The items Trump called “pork” track almost exactly with what the White House requested in its annual FY 2021 budget.
Trump wanted to punish GOP congressional leaders for not helping him steal the election. But he picked a fight over a bill that passed with veto-proof majorities.
When congressional Republicans refused to support $2,000 stimulus payments for Americans, Trump — conservatives’ alpha male, their darling genius dealmaker who fights tirelessly for them — did what he always does when he encounters pushback: He caved. He tried to save face with ineffectual bluster about the ICA, but he caved.
He was absolutely right about the bill being a Band-aid on a bullet wound, but instead of engaging with the negotiations process months ago to ensure an adequate relief package for the American people, instead of doing the hard work required to protect Americans, jobs and the economy, He. Just. Caved.
I don’t know how CNN rationalizes having shameless shill Santorum as a regular. (Fun fact: he wears a toupee! Someone I know was on the same set at him.)
'Are You Kidding?!' John Harwood Fires Back at Rick Santorum for Dismissing Mueller Probe, Shrugging Off Trump Pardons of Manafort, Stone https://t.co/VLtNu5GDDH— Mediaite (@Mediaite) December 24, 2020
That’s what I feel for Rand Paul’s neighbor every time he opens his mouth:
Rand Paul: "If free money were the answer, if money really grew on trees, why not give more free money…Why stop at $600 a person? Why not $1,000? Why not $2,000?"— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 22, 2020
Nothing like listening to a person with money lecture about money during a pandemic. pic.twitter.com/cKF97QpqR5
#Breaking: The House, in a major rebuke to Trump, easily passes defense bill with veto-proof majority on a 335-78 vote with one member voting "present." Trump plans to veto the bill over his unrelated concerns that it doesn't roll back protections for social media firms.— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 8, 2020
🚨 President Trump is considering a made-for-TV grand finale: a White House departure on Marine One and final Air Force One flight to Florida for a political rally opposite Joe Biden's inauguration, sources familiar with the discussions tell Axios. https://t.co/2YjDTpbuiQ— Jim VandeHei (@JimVandeHei) December 6, 2020