Wasserman Schultz critical of Trump’s ‘Warped’ COVID Priorities
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Wasserman Schultz critical of Trump’s ‘Warped’ COVID Priorities

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After last night’s Vice Presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris (D) and Vice President Mike Pence (R), Americans are still discussing the COVID-19 pandemic and how both sides of the aisle have responded regarding aid to Americans during this time. Both lawmakers were hard-pressed on the issue, and now lawmakers are sharing their thoughts on the performance of both Harris and Pence.

One such lawmaker is Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), who took to Twitter to voice her concerns, arguing that “unemployment is again rising in FL as Trump’s recession continues to hit home.” She praised House Democrats because they “passed TWO bills to bring back the $600 in unemployment assistance,” but she also slammed the President, adding that he and Republicans “won’t even return to negotiations until after the election.”

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The criticism comes as a response to President Trump (R) who, earlier this week, announced that he had asked Republicans to cut negotiations for a second stimulus check. However, the President took to Twitter to specify that lawmakers can vote on a “Stand Alone Bill”.

On Twitter, the President commented that if he is “sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY.”

“Are you listening Nancy?” the President then asked, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) has not responded to the call from the President.

Conversations between Republicans and Democrats regarding another stimulus check have gone sour in recent weeks because both sides of the aisle have not reached an agreement, but the President has stressed that lawmakers should vote on solely directing a stimulus check to the American people before focusing on other concerns. And, with the November election right around the corner, this is surely going to be an important voting issue as numerous states continue to fully open their economies.

As for the “Stand Alone” stimulus bill, Trump says he will sign into law, there has been no signal from House Democrats that they would entertain filing such legislation before or after the November election.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.