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Bernie Sanders Dubbed ‘National Treasure’ After $2,000 Stimulus Appeal


#An impassioned plea by #Vermont #Senator #Bernie #Sanders to increase direct payments for #Americans to $2,000 has been backed by many on social media.

#During his speech to the #Senate on #Wednesday, #Sanders used a tweet from #President #Donald #Trump that said “$2,000 ASAP” as a visual aid to bolster his push for #Senate #Majority #Leader #Mitch #McConnell (R-KY) to allow a vote on more than tripling the $600 payments.

#Sanders said #McConnell “might want to get on the phone and start talking to working families in #Kentucky” about getting the $2,000 check, pointing out the state has 10 of the poorest 25 counties in the country.

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#Sanders said it would be tough to get the required 60 senators to agree to the proposal, telling the upper house: “#All that I am asking is give us a vote. #What’s the problem? #Allow the #United #States senators to cast a vote as to whether or not they are for the $2,000 check or they are against it.”

“#We have a very unlikely ally in #President #Trump…so even on this issue, amazingly enough, the president of the #United #States is right.”

#Sen. #Bernie #Sanders at the U.S. #Capitol on #December 30, 2020 in #Washington, D.C. #He appealed to #Senate #Majority #Leader #Mitch #McConnell to allow a vote on increasing direct payments to #Americans to $2,000.
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#McConnell has said there is “no realistic path” to the proposal to increase the cash payments, telling the #Senate floor that lawmakers were “not going to be bullied into rushing out more borrowed money into the hands of #Democrat rich friends who don’t need the help.”

#Many expressed their support for #Sanders on social media.

“#Bernie #Sanders is a #National #Treasure,” the left-leaning think tank the #Gravel #Institute tweeted to its 300,000 followers, which sparked a thread in which other progressives lent their support to the former #Democratic primary candidate.

#In another tweet, the #Gravel #Institute said: “#If we get the $2,000 checks, #Bernie #Sanders and #Ed #Markey will be national heroes,” referring to the #Massachusetts senator who has been fighting along with #Sanders for the extra payments.

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#Civil rights advocate #Ja’#Mal #Green tweeted: “#Bernie #Sanders should be president and it’s honestly hard as hell to forgive the establishment party and figureheads for what they did to him.”

#Democratic nominee for U.S. #Senate in #West #Virginia, #Paula #Jean #Swearengin tweeted to her 73,000 followers: “#If everyone in #Congress fought as hard for us as @BernieSanders does this country would be a better place.”

#Meanwhile, candidate for the U.S. #House in #Ohio’s 11th #District, #Nina #Turner, tweeted: The kind of leadership we saw from @SenSanders and @EdMarkey today shouldn’t be an exception. #We need more leaders willing to fight for everyday people.”

#Missouri congresswoman-elect #Cori #Bush shared a message from #Sen. #Markey which compared the $740 billion defense budget with the $2,000 checks, tweeting: “#Defund the #Pentagon. #Fund our monthly survival checks.”





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