Americans continue to face financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Republicans and Democrats have been embroiled in a fight for a second stimulus check since before the November 3rd elections, accusing one another of blocking relief efforts.
In turn, President Trump (R) signaled that lawmakers should set their differences aside and solely vote on providing financial relief for Americans, but lawmakers still couldn’t come to an agreement.
Nearly one month after the elections, lawmakers are still arguing over which side is responsible for stalling COVID relief.
Senator Kamala Harris (D) voiced her concern over the damage that lack of relief is causing on Americans, commenting that “small businesses, especially Black and minority-owned businesses, urgently need relief to survive the effects of coronavirus this winter,” adding that Vice President Joe Biden (D) is “committed to helping these businesses during this pandemic and get them the support they need to thrive in years to come.”
After being the projected winner of the November 3rd election, Vice President Joe Biden has moved forward with announcing cabinet picks and discussing how he plans to help Americans during this process. However, Republicans have countered, laying blame on Democrats for stalling relief to Americans, and one lawmaker who’s been critical of Democratic leadership is Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R).
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 29, 2020
Each side has accused the other side of playing partisan politics during a difficult time, and the conversation surrounding coronavirus relief will continue until lawmakers come to an agreement on what an accurate relief package should look like.