Sen. Marsha Blackburn crowed to her pals on Fox & Friends about how delighted she was to have cut direct economic benefits to her constituents from the COVID relief package.
Although it was clear the bill would pass, Blackburn reassured the Fox viewers that cruelty is not leaving the Republican party any time soon:
Given that raising the minimum wage is consistently popular with the majority of Americans, it’s pretty clear that Blackburn's idea of “the American people” refers to only a select group, probably of rich donors.
At the same time, Marie Antoinette Blackburn whined that the COVID relief package doesn’t devote enough money to “anything related to COVID-19.”
Yet instead of trying to make sure more of the bill’s spending went to COVID-related spending (never mind the fact that the people and organizations she mentioned are strapped because of the pandemic), Blackburn was delighted to make it even less so.
But wait, there’s more. Blackburn dishonestly suggested to cohost Jedediah Bila that senators know what’s in the bill because Republicans (i.e. Sen. Ron Johnson) required the clerks “read the bill on the floor in its entirety.” But Blackburn “forgot” to mention that she and all her fellow Republicans left the chamber within the first half hour of the 11-hour reading (during which time hundreds of Americans probably died of coronavirus).
Then she claimed, “The more the American people know about this bill the less they like it.” Again, Blackburn’s reference to “the American people” only refers to a select group. The fact is the bill has broad bipartisan support among the real public. And she probably knows that.