Rep. Maria Salazar (R-Florida) tweeted "So proud to announce that the Biden Administration has just implemented my bipartisan COVID relief bill as part of @SBAgov policy!" She voted against it anyway.
They really are shameless, aren't they? Salazar is not the only example of this either. Several other Republicans have tried the same trick, because apparently people are stupid and they think they can get away with it.
And because Salazar represents a swing district (FL-27), that's actually nominally Democratic, she uses the words "bipartisan support" a lot in her tweets to pretend that she's not just another Republican flunky for Trump and the rest of them. Let's hope in 2022 the voters of Florida's 27th district in the Miami area see through her BS.
The hashtag #YOU VOTED AGAINST IT was trending on Twitter, in an attempt to shame the shameless.
Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, for example, on Saturday lauded Biden's adoption of her bipartisan legislation to extend the deadline for Americans to begin paying back Economic Damage and Disaster Loans, given to support businesses through the economic turmoil of COVID-19. The bill was co-authored with Democratic Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids.
Salazar said on Twitter she was "so proud" that her "bipartisan COVID relief bill" was adopted as part of the Small Business Administration's coronavirus strategy. "This extension is critical so that small business owners who obtained a loan during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic do not have to start making these payments until at least 2022," Salazar said in a statement.
But critics interpreted Salazar's tweet as an attempt to claim credit for the larger coronavirus package passed by Democrats, a package she voted against in the House vote.
MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan was less than impressed.
Shameful. She voted against the bill like every other House and Senate Republican. You’ll see more of this in the coming days and weeks... https://t.co/O7bZ6dedTN
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) March 14, 2021
Soledad O'Brien also.
You voted against it, lady. I hope all your constituents remember that! https://t.co/ROh2rSAQCG
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) March 14, 2021