Republicans Put Themselves In Political Peril Trying To Hold Up Biden’s Popular American Rescue Plan
February 25, 2021
Republican lawmakers are playing political games instead of joining Democrats in passing President Biden’s overwhelmingly popular American Rescue Plan that will provide funding to beat the coronavirus, safely reopen schools and deliver relief to millions of Americans.
Republican lawmakers face the risk of significant political backlash as they focus on playing games instead of delivering relief to Americans.
CNN: “But with the bill headed to the House floor for a vote as early as Friday, Republicans face significant political risk by forming a unified front of opposition to the legislation, especially given that nearly 7 in 10 Americans supported the bill in a Quinnipiac University poll released earlier this month.”
Republicans are opposed to President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which is overwhelmingly popular and has strong support even from members of their own party.
USA Today: “’The need is real’: GOP mayors embrace Biden’s COVID-19 relief plan even as Republican lawmakers pan it”
HuffPost: “Biden’s COVID Package Is Overwhelmingly Popular. Republicans Hate It Anyway.”
Republicans say they want to reopen schools, yet they plan to vote against legislation to provide more money to allow schools to safely reopen.
CNN: “One area the GOP has been heavily focused on is getting kids back into school, for example, because they see it as a winning issue at the ballot box in 2022. Yet their opposition to Biden’s legislation could complicate those efforts, since many members will likely end up on the record voting against a Covid relief bill that would provide money for exactly that purpose.”