Trump, the $2 Trillion Man? McConnell Tries to Block Pre-Election Pelosi Stimulus Deal

Publicly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he’ll bring a COVID-19 “stimulus” deal to a vote if the House sends it over. Privately, he’s telling President Trump to avoid a pre-election deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump, for his part, is eager to sign a bill that sends checks to every voter before the final election day.

Will Republicans in Congress reject a massive spending pre-election spree, clinging to their conservative principles, or will they set their fiscal conservatism aside, and rubber stamp it because Trump’s reelection is worth $2 trillion to them and to the country?

Background Resource:
McConnell Moves to Head Off Stimulus Deal as Pelosi Reports Progress
[The New York Times, October 20, 2020]

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