GOP Rep. Thomas Massie Threatens to Hold Up Coronavirus Stimulus Bill — May Force Floor Vote Update… UPDATE: Massie Blocks Vote

Friday, March 27, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Jim Hoft
March 27, 2020

First it was Pelosi — Now it’s this guy.

Update: he upheld the bill.

Republican Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) threatened to hold up the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill.
The vote is expected on Friday.

Rep. Massie posted this tweet on Thursday.

Rep. Massie plans to vote “no” on the package and is threatening to hold up the process.

It is admirable that Massie wants to block new spending. However, he doesn’t understand that he cannot win this argument with the American people at this time. If Republicans want to be a minority party they can side with Rep. Massie.

The Courier-Journal reported:

“U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, a Republican who represents Kentucky’s 4th District, also hinted that he might object to a voice vote in the House of Representatives, which would force all members to return to Washington, D.C. and slowdown movement on the bill.

Massie told 55 KRC radio Thursday morning he plans to reject the measure — which includes one-time $1,200 checks to certain individuals and $367 billion in loans and grants to small businesses — due to concerns over spiking the national debt.

“If it were just about helping people to get more unemployment (benefits) to get through this calamity that, frankly, the governors have wrought on the people, then I could be for it,” Massie said.

“But this is $2 trillion,” he continued. “Divide $2 trillion by 350 million people — it’s almost $6,000 for every man, woman and child. I’m talking about spending. This won’t go to the men, women and children. So if you have a family of five, this spending bill represents $30,000 of additional U.S. national debt because there is no plan to pay for it.”

US markets opened lower on the news.

The president wants him out of the Republican party

For the first time John Kerry agrees with president Trump on something

Kerry, not very smart, fails to realize that “Masshole” means “as*hole from his home state of Massachusetts”.

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