Senate Democrats halted the passage of a new $250 billion dollar package in supplemental funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPPE), and Florida Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) was interviewed in a telecall today wherein she argued that “the situation is fluid" and she and other Democrats were "having discussions" about the funding.
Responding to this, Florida Senator Rick Scott (R), during an interview with Hugh Hewitt, commented on Democrats’ decision to halt the process.
Democrats are “not worried about the people who lost their jobs. They’re not worried about these small businesses that are struggling,” argued the former Florida Governor.
Because of the severity of COVID-19's impact on Florida citizens, the Senator further noted that lawmakers “know that we need to put money in. we got to do it the right way. We gotta make sure the money doesn’t get lent to the people who don’t need it.”
However, in the end, Scott said that “it’s always something else they want to do that is not even related” to the concern at hand.
“What they’re talking about is not even related to the coronavirus,” Scott explained. Furthermore, he explained that, in the last supplemental funding package, “Schumer and Pelosi put in $25 million dollars for the Kennedy Center, $150 million dollars for the National Endowment for the Arts.”
Senator Scott ultimately questioned, “Why are they doing this?”