The Daily Beast reports:
In a Senate floor speech Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul described undocumented immigrants as not “legitimate” people and “non-people” while making the case that they should not be given access to federal child tax credits.
Paul was pushing an amendment that proposes several measures to defray the cost of the sweeping responses to the coronavirus.
The Kentucky Republican’s idea was to block those without a Social Security number from getting the child tax credit, which he said would save the government $26 billion.
The Senate coronavirus bill vote will be delayed after Republican Sen. Rand Paul pushed a doomed amendment.https://t.co/CcAHuzB6yW
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 18, 2020
Senate soundly rejects Rand Paul’s amendment to offset the costs of the House-passed coronavirus relief bill. It fails: 3-95.
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 18, 2020