Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked two separate attempts from Democratic senators to set up a stand-alone vote on a bill recently passed in the House that would increase direct payments offered under the $900 billion COVID relief bill from $600 to $2,000, rebuffing President Trump request with more Senate Republicans voicing support behind providing most Americans the larger checks.
President Trump on Sunday signed the $2.3 trillion government funding and coronavirus relief package, averting a government shutdown and delivering economic aid, days after expressing displeasure with the pork-filled omnibus bill.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over its company abuse of slapping disclaimer labels on tweets posted by conservatives regarding the subject of voter fraud, saying the platform is “behaving as a publisher” while being protected with its “special benefit under Section 230.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey during the Senate Commerce Committee hearing for its decision to censor and blocking users on their social media platform from sharing the New York Post smoking gun reporting about former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter earlier this month.
President Trump signed an executive order that aims to curtail social media companies’ legal liability protections on Thursday, two days after Twitter placed a fact-checking warning on a pair of tweets.