Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) sat down with Fox Business to discuss his disappointment with Senate Democrats, arguing that they “blocked yet another attempt to pass a COVID-19 relief package, which would have provided targeted support to individuals and businesses struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic.”
The package in question would have been a $300 billion coronavirus stimulus package, and the bill was shut down in a 52-47 vote.
The proposal, called the Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act also included unemployment benefits for Americans that are out of work, it included additional funding for schools and liability protections for healthcare and business facilities.
In his interview, the Florida lawmaker commented that “It’s about Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer believing, politically, they’re better off without a bill.” Moreover, the former Florida Governor expressed that “they really believe that not having a bill is better for them in November, and that’s why we don’t have it.”
In short, Scott argued that if Americans want another relief package to help those in need, then they need to “call Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi” because they’ve stalled the bill, thinking “this is a good political stunt.”