Graham To McConnell: $2K Checks Aren’t Socialism

The Hill reports:

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) pushed back Friday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) characterization of $2,000 coronavirus relief payments to Americans as “socialism for the rich.”

The House has passed a stand-alone bill increasing the payments, but McConnell has signaled it is going nowhere in the Senate.

“We do not need to let the Speaker of the House do socialism for rich people in order to help those who need help,” McConnell said Thursday after blocking the measure for the third consecutive days.