Republican officials urged their colleagues not to object the ratification of the Electoral College votes next month, arguing that an objection would put GOP senators in bad light.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Tuesday that there will be no Christmas vacation for lawmakers without some sort of stimulus agreement.
Members of the social network are railing against the Kentucky senator for congratulating Biden and Harris after their official Electoral College win.
"It frankly puts our democracy at risk," warned Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat.
The recognition of Biden's win—and subsequently, President Donald Trump's loss—comes one day after the Electoral College affirmed the Democrat's victory and 38 days after major news networks called the race.
The Senate Majority Leader is our person of the year; what puzzles me about the Facebook anti-trust suit; and McKinsey and Company apologizes (sort of) for its relationship with OxyContin king Perdue Pharma.
"The fact that we are having to beg for people to merely survive, to meet their most basic needs, is unconscionable," the Massachusetts Democratic congresswoman said.
The anti-Trump actress and singer has taken aim at the Senate majority leader and the state of Kentucky, which keeps voting for him.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the Democrats' rebuff of a White House proposal "bizarre and schizophrenic."
Democratic leaders accused the Kentucky Republican of attempting to purposely derail ongoing bipartisan coronavirus relief negotiations by suggesting they exclude two major sticking points that has held up more pandemic aid.
"New York subsidizes the rest of the country. We are the biggest net donor state in the United States of America," Representative Tom Suozzi said.
No current potential stimulus package that is being negotiated on Capitol Hill includes anything like the $1,200 checks that many Americans received under the Cares Act. But McConnell reportedly would not oppose it if the provision is added.
The Senate leader's steadfast position is despite growing support for a bipartisan proposal worth nearly twice as much, a bill that Republicans are pressuring McConnell to endorse.
Republican Senator Bill Cassidy said the stimulus relief plan will not have any direct payments to Americans—a concession necessary to appease cost-cutting conservative in the House and Senate.
The Senate Majority Leader is holding out for a $550 billion version of his previous GOP proposal, but the new unemployment report has given Democrats and economists further ammunition to demand he accept a bipartisan deal.
"More than several sitting Republican senators have privately called to congratulate me," President-elect Joe Biden said during a Thursday night interview on CNN.
Elusive from the fray over a bipartisan stimulus proposal was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who continues to push for a narrow measure that has little hopes of advancing.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pushed back against McConnell's comments, saying the Senate majority leader was "blaming the Democrats for everything."
Economists have urged lawmakers to act and pass another round of stimulus for months amid partisan gridlock.
One of the anti-Trump PAC ads described the Georgia Senate run-off in January as a vote on Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell.
"We've got to do something and we've put forward a good faith effort to make that happen," Senator Angus King said.
The Senate majority leader has said there is not "time to waste time" as he spoke of desire for a targeted relief bill.
Proposals for a new round of stimulus checks have been delayed for months, held up by political deadlock in Congress and the election, and experts are skeptical about the noises being made by top decision-makers.
The president-elect told The New York Times that "not all compromise is walking away from principle."
"[The reason] we haven't been able to get anything is that he, Mitch McConnell, is blocking it," said Austan Goolsbee, a former Obama economics adviser.
A draft of the new plan provides for another round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program and liability protection for corporations.
On Tuesday, the Spaces in Action Twitter account posted several tweets showing members of the grassroots organization carrying body bags to the doorsteps of McConnell and Graham's homes.
The actress has lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a scathing rant about delays in delivering a stimulus package amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Senate majority leader said Democrats' "all or nothing" approach to a stimulus deal had backfired, and that they'd lost leverage in the election.