Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz discussed whose party is responsible for the coronavirus aid package stalemate, according to Fox News.
AOC tweeted, “People across the country are going hungry, COVID is set to explode, and Mitch McConnell dismissed the Senate last week. I don’t know how these people can sleep at night. I really don’t.”
Cruz asked, “Why is your party filibustering $500 billion in COVID relief? And Joe Biden is cheering them on. Thinking that blocking relief somehow helps Dems win Georgia.”
AOC recently voted to pass the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act.
AOC responded, “The House doesn’t have filibusters, @tedcruz, We also passed several COVID relief packages to the Senate that not only include >$500 billion, but also prioritize helping real people as opposed to Wall St bailouts the GOP tries to pass off as ‘relief.’ Nice try though.”
Cruz said, “AOC seems not to know there are Democrats in the Senate. Or that Joe Biden (also a Dem) is publicly calling on Senate Dems to continue filibustering COVID relief because he thinks it will help them win Georgia.”
Congress continues its struggles to find a compromise regarding emergency relief from the coronavirus pandemic.
Congress personnel are unlikely to come to an agreement before the year is out, as they have 8 days in their calendar.
The subjects which cannot yet be agreed upon have to do with a virus testing plan, a plan to aid local government, and tax cuts for low- and middle-income families.
12 million Americans will go without income after Christmas. Two federal aid programs have expired.
“There hasn’t been a bigger need for it in a long, long time here.”