Donald Trump Lays Into Mitch McConnell on Stimulus and Section 230 Action

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The House of Representatives passed a measure to send $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans, and the matter now rests in the Senate. Responding to a Washington Post story that indicated that Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked the Democrats’ first attempt to get the bill to a vote on Tuesday, President Donald Trump sent a loaded message:

It’s a fascinating coalition of politicians that is pushing for larger stimulus checks than the $600 included in the previous bill. President Trump and Senators Josh Hawley, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio are all on the same side of an issue as Sen. Bernie Sanders.

As far as Section 230, this was a piece of legislation passed in 1996 that, according to the Washington Post, “broadly indemnifies tech platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google for the actions of their users.” Given that these platforms censored the New York Post stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop before the election — and have repeatedly added disclaimers about President Trump’s own tweets — the argument exists that they are indeed publishers who should be held accountable for what happens on their platforms.

Given the upcoming Senate runoff elections in Georgia and the fact that the stimulus checks are popular — whether or not they add unsustainable debt burden for America’s future, people in the present are always going to prefer to be given money by the government, especially at a time where dramatic external factors have crushed the economy for workers — Mitch McConnell is in a very tricky spot here.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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    • The RINO’s think they got what they wanted: more seats in the House, keep the Senate, Trump gone. And here we are again with, ‘Well, you have to vote for us or the Dem’s will get power.’ The problem is those dumbass ‘political insiders’ actually think that they will get all his votes going forward. They won’t. Either they’ll be the minority, or they’ll be out at the next primary.

  1. 600, 2000….none of it is going to be enough if lockdowns for a fake pandemic keep occuring.

    We really have the worst and dumbest in Congress. Outside of Trump…I’d vote them all out.

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