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Celebs React to Mitch McConnell Blocking Call for Unanimous Vote for $2K Stimulus Checks


#Americans won’t be getting $2,000 stimulus checks anytime soon after #Senator #Majority #Leader #Mitch #McConnell blocked a proposal by #Senate #Minority #Leader #Chuck #Schumer and #Senator #Bernie #Sanders to unanimously pass the emergency funding. #As the news broke, celebrities didn’t keep quiet about #McConnell’s decision, and most of the responses were fueled by rage.

#Twitter conversations on #Tuesday centered on #McConnell’s decision to block a vote that would quickly pass the decision to increase stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000. #While this doesn’t mean the $2,000 checks won’t be voted on in the future, it means #McConnell’s actions delayed the process of distributing another round of emergency relief.

#President #Donald #Trump was the first to halt the $600 stimulus checks by requesting that $2,000 be awarded to qualifying #Americans instead. The #House of #Representatives already voted to pass the increase, and #McConnell acted as the one senator required to halt any vote to pass the relief.

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#Americans everywhere expressed annoyance in #McConnell’s decision to block the vote; even people like #Ron #Perlman, #Rob #Reiner and more voiced their opinions.

#Mitch #McConnell of #Kentucky heads to his office from the floor of the #Senate on #December 20. #After #McConnell blocked a proposal by #Senate #Minority #Leader #Chuck #Schumer and #Senator #Bernie #Sanders to unanimously pass the emergency funding, celebrities voiced their disapproval.
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#Ron #Perlman had some strong words for #McConnell, too: “#Yo #Mitch, do you ever wonder why you are the most hated m**********r in #America? #You make #Scrooge and the grinch look like heroes. #People are starving m**********r through no fault of their own. #While you live off ill-gotten gains. #You fat f**k.”

#Others used the moment to ask #Georgia voters to vote #Democrats into their remaining #Senate seats. The #Georgia #Senate election will take place on #January 5, and it’s been a hot-button topic between parties, as two seats are up for election. #If both elections go for the #Democrats, the #Senate will effectively have a #Democratic majority, with #Kamala #Harris casting the tie-breaking vote.

#Queer #Eye star #Jonathan #Van #Ness was one of many to ask for #McConnell to be removed from power through #American votes. #He was joined by actors, politicians and more.

#Both #Republicans and #Democrats continued to question what #McConnell’s intentions were behind halting the vote. #Most appeared to believe #McConnell didn’t have the best intentions of the #American people, regardless of political party. #Even #Trump responded in anger after #McConnell blocked the vote.

“#Unless #Republicans have a death wish, and it is also the right thing to do, they must approve the $2000 payments ASAP,” he wrote on #Tuesday. “$600 IS NOT ENOUGH! #Also, get rid of #Section 230 – #Don’t let #Big #Tech steal our #Country, and don’t let the #Democrats steal the #Presidential #Election. #Get tough!”

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#So, while #Americans wait for the outcome of the #Georgia runoff election, it seems all eyes are on #McConnell and the future of stimulus relief in #America.

#Correction: A previous version of this story mistakenly attributed a tweet to the actor #Morgan #Freeman.





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