Republican Senators Mitt Romney and Susan Collins offered two of the most direct challenges to the Trump administration and federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic during a virtual hearing Tuesday.
Prime Minister Trudeau said Thursday that Canada's essential workers were "tremendously economically vulnerable."
The Utah senator proposed the bonus for all coronavirus pandemic essential workers, ranging from hospital employees to grocery store staff.
The Opening Up American Again Congressional Group includes 32 representatives and 65 senators from both sides of the aisle.
The group of senators, led by Republican Sen. Graham and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons made its plea in a letter to Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai.
President Donald Trump criticized the Republican as a fake member of the party in a tweet on Wednesday.
"We need to provide our families with support right now. We have no time to waste," Congressman Joe Kennedy III tweeted on Wednesday.
"It would be immensely helpful right now in this time of crisis," Yang said. "I think it should $1,000 per month of economic lockdown.
The Republican party is rallying behind Trump, and no wonder: he is now the leader of the conservative movement worldwide. The hopes of defeating the forces of globalism rest upon his shoulders.
"The Republicans stuck together, except Romney of course -- low life," he said. "Low life! Except Romney, they stuck together, and even him I got half a vote. I was thinking, because he did actually vote one part.," Trump said during his speech at CPAC.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the actor-director voiced support for the former New York City mayor, and criticized the president for tweeting and name-calling.
Matt Schlapp said Sunday that Romney had "lied so continuously to conservatives" and distanced himself from President Donald Trump.
America, where have all your leaders gone? Where are the people who don't just stand up for themselves, but stand up for the people who aren't even supporting them?
The group behind the ad buy will also display two digital billboards in Salt Lake City that calls the GOP senator a "true patriot."
In going against his party, the Utah senator followed lonely acts of courage that he witnessed decades ago.
"Most of his colleagues are not going to be particularly happy with him," said the former Republican senator.
"I mean, that is unbelievable for him to bring religion into this," Brian Kilmeade said." ... To me, it has nothing to do with faith."
"Romney just could not avert his eyes from the fact that this president had...abused his power as commander in chief," The Salt Lake Tribune's editorial board wrote.
"The president has taken an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution," former judge Andrew Napolitano wrote. "Instead, he has trashed it."
The acquittal of President Donald Trump prompted #AmericansFindTrumpGuilty and #ImpeachedPresident to trend on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.
News that Romney would split his votes to convict Trump for one of the articles of impeachment quickly riled the world of conservative politics. But the Republican senators' colleagues had his back.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, niece of Utah Senator Mitt Romney who voted to convict President Donald Trump during Wednesday's impeachment trial, tweeted that "President Trump did nothing wrong and the Republican Party is more united behind him than ever."
Romney acknowledged during his remarks that his decision will likely be "vehemently denounced" by the GOP.
In a Wednesday tweet, Donald Trump Jr. called for the removal of Utah Senator Mitt Romney from the GOP after Romney announced he would vote to convict President Donald Trump on the abuse of power charge leveled against him in his impeachment trial.
"I believe the act that he took, an effort to corrupt an election, is as destructive on the oath of office as I can imagine."
The GOP senator is the first senator in the history of the United States to vote for the impeachment of a president from the lawmaker's own party.
"I think Susan Collins probably got in more of a jam than anybody else," conservative radio host Howie Carr told 'Fox & Friends.'
Fox News analyst Ed Rollins described Maine Senator Susan Collins as a "dead woman walking" after she voted to hear from witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial Friday. Collins "probably signed her death warrant today," Rollins said.
American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp publicly disinvited Utah Senator Mitt Romney from attending the 2020 Conservative Political Action Conference after Romney voted to hear new witness testimony in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.