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Conservative Publications and Former Republicans Reject Cruz’s Effort to Disrupt Electoral Vote Certification

The National Review, the country’s preeminent conservative magazine along with the highly influential Wall Street Journal Editorial Board criticized the group of eleven GOP senators led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) who announced over the weekend their plans to object to the certification of the presidential election results when Congress formally counts the electoral votes this week.

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McConnell Blocks Democrats Attempt To Quickly Approve $2,000 Stimulus Checks

"Unless Republicans have a death wish, and it is also the right thing to do, they must approve the $2000 payments ASAP. $600 IS NOT ENOUGH!" Trump tweeted.

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.

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Trump: COVID Relief Bill Is ‘A Disgrace’

"I'm asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2000 or $4000 per couple," Trump said.

President Trump on Tuesday evening expressed disapproval on the massive $2.3 trillion combined COVID relief and government spending bill Congress just passed, blasting the “wasteful spending” package as a “disgrace,” while issuing a pre-Christmas demand for Congress to amend the bill that will include an increase of the $600 direct payment to individuals to $2000.

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Senate Judiciary Committee To Subpoena Twitter CEO Over Blocking NY Post Hunter Biden Articles

“This is election interference and we're 19 days out from an election,” Cruz said. “It has no precedent in the history of democracy. The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to know what the hell is going on.”

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Josh Hawley of Missouri on Thursday said the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote next Tuesday to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over the platform recent actions in limiting users from sharing two New York Post “smoking-gun” articles regarding newly uncovered emails from Hunter Biden linking his father Joe Biden while as Vice President to his foreign corrupt business dealings.

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