The New York Times reports:
Before the House gave final approval to a $1.9 trillion stimulus package on Wednesday without any Republican support, Speaker Nancy Pelosi admonished Republicans for their opposition to the measure, declaring, “It’s typical that they vote no and take the dough.”
As if to make her point, Senator Roger Wicker, Republican of Mississippi, tweeted approvingly just hours after the bill passed about the $28.6 billion included for “targeted relief” for restaurants. His post did not mention that he had voted no.
Mr. Wicker’s post received an unwelcome reception on Twitter, prompting thousands of responses, many of them pointing out that he had voted against the measure, known as the American Rescue Plan.
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Senator Roger Wicker, Republican of Mississippi, tweeted approvingly just hours after the stimulus bill passed about the $28.6 billion included for “targeted relief” for restaurants. His post did not mention that he had voted no. https://t.co/QjLpbQ2dht
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 11, 2021
Independent restaurant operators have won $28.6 billion worth of targeted relief.
This funding will ensure small businesses can survive the pandemic by helping to adapt their operations and keep their employees on the payroll.https://t.co/Ob4pRb9Xh4
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) March 10, 2021
I worked with restaurants in my district for almost a year to secure aid they desperately need. Republican senators, including @SenatorWicker, rejected this critical aid. Too many have closed & many more are suffering. Just happy we got them help today despite his objections. https://t.co/CWFtU6Y5pY
— Rep. Debbie **Wear A Mask** Dingell (@RepDebDingell) March 10, 2021