Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D), a member of the Blue Dog Democratic Caucus in the House, was interviewed on CNN this week regarding further measures that need be taken as the United States continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and help out middle-class Americans.
The Florida lawmaker made the call for an additional two payments of $1,200 stimulus checks for people that are currently making under $75,000.
He argued that lawmakers have to do better for Floridians and all Americans because “people are without the money that they need.”
The former Florida Governor concluded that “We’re the richest country in the world. We’re the richest country in the history of the world. If we can’t do better by our people and do what’s right and show compassion and empathy at this time… then there’s something wrong with us.”
Rep. Crist is currently running a reelection campaign where he will face either Amanda Makki or Anna Paulina Luna in the general election, which many Republican politicos expect will be a close race.
Both Makki and Luna, who are both considered “On The Radar” by national Republicans, believe that Crist’s very “purple” congressional seat is winnable considering now that National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has once again targeted it.
What could help the eventual Republican nominee in this race is the fact that Crist has voted with Speaker Nancy Pelosi the overwhelming percentage of the time, and that he supports a Carbon Tax on middle-class Americans.