President Joe Biden
is not forgiving Republicans
who voted against his pandemic
relief package but are now promoting its benefits to their constituents.
Biden held up a list of those lawmakers during remarks at a community college in Cleveland on Thursday, calling them out for their hypocrisy surrounding the American Rescue Plan
“My Republican friends
in Congress, not a single one of them voted for the rescue plan. I'm not going to embarrass anyone, but I have a list here,” the president said, holding up a piece of paper, prompting laughter from the audience.
The American Rescue Plan also included the most recent round of $1,400 stimulus
payments, extended unemployment insurance
, and funding to keep small businesses open.
have no shame,” chuckled Biden.
holds up a card with Republican members of Congress who voted against the COVID Relief Bill but are now promoting it in their home states
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Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi
, Rep. Kevin McCarthy
, Rep. Beth Van Duyne of Texas
, Rep. Greg Pence
of Indiana, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, Reps. Troy Balderson and Anthony Gonzalez
, Rep. Madison Cawthorn of Texas, Rep. Madison Cawthorn of Texas, Rep. Madison Cawthorn of Texas, Rep. Madison Cawthorn of Texas, Rep. Madison Cawthorn of Texas, Rep. Madison Ca
In late March, NBC News
highlighted some of these lawmakers' positive comments about the rescue package, including Cawthorn, who said he was "proud to see tax-payer dollars returned to NC-11," his district, and Wicker, who said that "this funding will ensure small businesses can survive the pandemic."
According to a Navigator poll conducted last month, 7 in 10 Americans support the American Rescue Plan, and the majority believe it has or will have a "positive impact" on them.