GOP Sen. Roger Wicker Tries To Credit For American Rescue Plan After Voting To Kill It
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) tweeted the benefits of President Joe Biden‘s American Rescue Plan hours after it passed for the second time in the House of Representatives. Wicker said, “Independent restaurant operators have won $28.6 billion worth of targeted relief.”
Wicker had voted ‘no’ for the American Rescue Plan in the Senate, just days earlier.
Independent restaurant operators have won $28.6 billion worth of targeted relief.
This funding will ensure small businesses can survive the pandemic by helping to adapt their operations and keep their employees on the payroll.https://t.co/Ob4pRb9Xh4
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— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) March 10, 2021
Wicker received a storm of responses laying out the hypocrisy of commending a bill after voting to kill it. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan), who voted ‘yes’ for the stimulus both times in the House, responded to Wicker saying, “Too many have closed & many more are suffering. Just happy we got them help today despite his objections.”
I worked with restaurants in my district for almost a year to secure aid they desperately need. Republican senators, including @SenatorWicker, rejected this critical aid. Too many have closed & many more are suffering. Just happy we got them help today despite his objections. https://t.co/CWFtU6Y5pY
— Rep. Debbie **Wear A Mask** Dingell (@RepDebDingell) March 10, 2021
President Joe Biden said in a speech after the Senate passed the American Rescue Plan that his bill is supported by economists and regular Americans “right, left and center,” and that a “vast majority” of those economists believe it will actually help the American economy grow.
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