Sen. Blumenthal: $2K Stimulus Checks Standalone Bill ‘Would Pass’ If Put On The Floor | MSNBC

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) discusses Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocking the standalone bill for $2,000 coronavirus relief checks. Aired on 12/31/2020.
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Sen. Blumenthal: $2K Stimulus Checks Standalone Bill 'Would Pass' If Put On The Floor | MSNBC

74 Comments on "Sen. Blumenthal: $2K Stimulus Checks Standalone Bill ‘Would Pass’ If Put On The Floor | MSNBC"

  1. CeNTuRiOn33100 | December 31, 2020 at 2:36 PM | Reply

    Mitch sure made the time to rush through Amy Coney Barrett but now he is jerking the American people around on a much needed $2,000 dollars, the turtle must lose control of the Senate.

  2. And this is why he was selling shirts calling himself the Grim Reaper. This is what he does. Georgia the country needs you to vote blue next month.

    • @JustSayin’ A family that votes together stays together ? Good job girls ‘ power ‘

    • @Peter Martell court cases had nothing to do with fraud.

    • Kathleen Martin | December 31, 2020 at 10:54 PM | Reply

      @Carol Rapson I agree with you Miss but add that those in the GOP who are irresponsibly condoning these Conspiracy Theories with absolutely nothing to back up Mr Trump’s claims should be held accountable.. They are actively and knowingly inciting Violence ..They surely know that many in Donald Trump’s Base are literally willing to take to the streets and commit horrific assaults supposedly in Defense of their “Dear Leader the Chosen One” ..This is serious and those Members in the GOP House and Senate that are pandering to Trump’s nonsense will have blood on their hands if things get nasty.. This is Insanity at this point..

    • Michael Johnson | December 31, 2020 at 11:26 PM | Reply

      @jhl jhl this is true. When the cases came before the court and lying became a crime rather than protected free speech, Trump’s people admitted there was no fraud.

    • @jhl jhl nobody has stopped anybody from looking into anything. They’ve searched high and low and they have found nothing. Trust me if they would have found the smallest little thing everybody, and I mean everybody would know about it by now, but unfortunately whenever Rudy Giuliani or his team gets in front of a judge they all claim that there is no fraud. What they’re telling the judge is that it’s about technicalities. And it’s usually something that nobody can do because we have a thing called the Constitution. It’s over, January 6th the Electoral College votes will be counted, and on January 20th Joe Biden will be sworn in as your new president. Right at this moment we are fighting for your rights as well as our rights and that’s why we need a Democratic Senate. See, we are thinking of you too.

  3. He’s literally on the Senate floor speaking about this at this moment.

  4. i lot of things would pass if McConnell let a vote happen. Merrick Garland would be a Supreme Court justice if McConnell let a vote happen

  5. cynthia peralta | December 31, 2020 at 2:43 PM | Reply

    This why GA needs to vote democrats into the senate…these treasonous republicans need to go!

    • @John Watt Have you not seen this on TV a million times? And saying a person can’t serve God and the military?

    • Dennis Hightower | December 31, 2020 at 4:12 PM | Reply

      @Alyssa Jenkins not following the Constitution and was his said and denying the people’s vote that is coming ISM in its entirety it’s amazing either even voting Trump wants to be king and leader of this country he wants to get away with not letting people have their freedom take everything you got from you you don’t see that gets what you deserve what you get

    • @Alyssa Jenkins probably means sedition, treason needs a war

    • Sedtionists is the appropriate term, I believe. Treason requires a state enemy at war with the US.

    • Michael Johnson | December 31, 2020 at 11:30 PM | Reply

      @Jackie Mathis context matters. Do you remember the whole sentence or just the three word soundbite?

  6. Mitch McConnell detests democracy so much, he won’t even allow Republicans to vote.
    The next government must punish this obnoxious man for his crimes.
    For the remainder of your time on this planet, justice must be seen to be done.

    • He has clearly gotten away with a lot his whole life, don’t think whatever is left of his life would serve justice.

    • Don’t be fooled. McConnell isn’t solely responsible for this. His title is from the republicans electing him, and they could decide to go around him and vote. He’s just acting as the abuse sponge for the republicans so they can come out and say “Well I would have voted for it if I could!” Notice how the 2 Georgian senators were against the extra stimulus until they were sure McConnell would block it, and suddenly they support it.

  7. Madeline Menor | December 31, 2020 at 2:45 PM | Reply

    Mitch is the most evil man, Americans need money to survive!!!!! This is on the hands of McConnell, homeless, hunger! Bet he is eating steak tonight!!!!

    • @Strawberries Nd Crème I know hence why I said just busting his balls. Sarcasm doesnt transfer well into text.

    • People had the chance to vote Mitch out, but they didn’t. Most people, despite what they say, like living in a state of misery because it’s familiar.

    • @Eavy Muturuh they get paid from numerous sources like lobbyists and special interest groups, that one from Georgia (the female one) their trying to get in the senate is worth 800 mill, you think they care about us? Look up richest senators

    • @Daniel Harlan You are eating dog food and I call stolen valor,you liar

    • Julius D. Fcknutz III | December 31, 2020 at 11:15 PM | Reply

      I doubt it.. he will probably start off with a tootsie pop and have some lettuce for desert.

  8. ….and Trump would have been gone a year ago if the Senate had done their job then too

  9. The Senate should be required to vote on legislation that passed the House with bipartisan support. Period.

    • @Mike Levy Supermajority. It still boggles the mind, why congress needs to take another vote when a bill passes both chambers of Congress with a supermajority vote. POTUS veto should be be an irrelevant formality in such case.

    • @pr0xZen sure, but the Senate actually has to vote, Moscow Mitch is blocking that from happening…

    • @Mike Levy my point is that this kinda round 2, which should not have been neccessary. Honestly, I think most people are gonna suffer more because of the extended unemployment running out while Trump was golfing, and now needing to reapply, at a time when everything is so messed up, than they’re gonna suffer in lack of those unannounced $1400.

    • Exactly. The USA does not have a democracy it has a king named Moscow Mitch. He is more powerful than that Orange Fraud Trump

  10. This is CONCRETE PROOF that Mitch McConnell IS NOT acting in America’s best interest!!!

  11. Maggie Hubbard | December 31, 2020 at 2:56 PM | Reply

    Mitch knows it would pass that’s why he won’t let it be voted on

  12. When are working class Americans going to figure out that the Republican Party really doesn’t care about them? When is Kentucky going to figure out that Mitch McConnell only cares about himself. He’s worth 34 million dollars. Look it up.

  13. I hope Democrats win in Ga. The 2k stimulus would be coming to Americans.

  14. These guys true colors are showing.

  15. Moscow Mitch strikes again. Too bad he still has 6 MORE YEARS. This relic needs to go. AMERICA NEEDS TO SEND HIM PACKING.

    • Tessmage Tessera | December 31, 2020 at 6:20 PM | Reply

      That’s why he’s doing this… because he has 6 more years. He’s taking a hit for the team. None of the other Republicans want to help the American people… but they also don;t want to look bad, because many of them are up for re-election in 2022. So, McConnell is playing the bad guy, so that he looks bad and the rest of them can pretend to be the good guys.

    • More than 6 years yet to go. He is untouchable and will probably die in the Senate.

  16. TURTLE needs to get on board or get thrown Overboard

  17. Deborah Freedman | December 31, 2020 at 3:08 PM | Reply

    The rules of the Senate need changing. There should be a way for *any* Senator to require a quick voice vote to allow any bill to be brought to the floor, or at least to committee. It is obscene that one man is allowed to prevent laws from being enacted.

  18. We want to see Bernie Sanders, he’s the only one that truly support the people.

  19. Mitch doesn’t want to do it because it would pass on floor heartless person

  20. Someone needs to hold McConnell responsible for all of his anti-American and pro-Corp behaviors! If we don’t do it now we will keep affirming his antics

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