Tuesday on CNN’s Situation Room, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin falsely accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of attaching “poison pills” to the $2,000 direct payments in the coronavirus relief bill, to try to discourage lawmakers from supporting those payments.
“The bill that passed the House of Representatives guaranteed $2,000 per person,” Durbin said. “It’s on the desk of Mitch McConnell, the Republican Leader of the Senate, and what does he say? ‘I want to throw a few poison pills in there, see if I can discourage people from voting for this. Let me throw in a reform of the internet while we’re at it here. Let’s do some work here and investigate the last election.’
“For goodness sakes, stop looking for poison pills, Sen. McConnell. Pass this right now, America needs it,” Durbin continued.
This is another typical Democrat lie about the negotiations over the coronavirus relief package, which the Dems have loaded with so much irrelevant, politically self-serving pork that the GOP has had to push back in order to get the package refocused on actual financial assistance to Americans who need it.