Georgia Senate candidate Ossoff backs Trump’s call for $ 2K checks

Jon Ossoff, a candidate for the Democratic Senate of Georgia, backed President TrumpDonald Trump McConnell: Senate returns Dec. 29 for possible Trump veto power.‘s call to send $ 2,000 checks to Americans as part of a coronavirus relief package, putting pressure on its Republican rival Sen. David PerdueDavid Perdue Harris punches for Georgia Senate candidates: ‘2020 isn’t over until January 5’ Michelle Obama appears on video at Georgia drive-in voting event Ivanka Trump postpones Georgia campaign events MORE do the same.

“$ 2,000 checks now,” Ossoff tweeted after Trump launched a $ 900 billion stimulus package, including $ 600 checks for some Americans.

“$ 600 is a joke. Families have maximum credit cards, can’t afford prescriptions, pay the rent, the car,” he added on CNN. “I urged the US Congress to now make additional $ 2,000 direct stimulus payments to every American.”

Tuesday night’s developments marked an unusual case where Ossoff and Trump agreed. Perdue has yet to weigh Trump’s question.

Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, the Democrat running for the other Senate spout in Georgia, have been outspoken opponents of Trump throughout their campaign, while Ossoff and Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly Loeffler Harris stunts for Georgia Senate candidates: ‘2020 isn’t over until January 5’ Michelle Obama appears on video at a drive-in voting event in Georgia Pro-choice pastors like Raphael Warnock have the Bible, history on their side LAKE (R), seeking to deflect Warnock’s challenge, has remained in close contact with the White House.

Neither Warnock nor Perdue’s campaigns immediately said whether they agreed with Trump’s comments when reached by The Hill.

Democrats had called for a broader stimulus package for the coronavirus, while Republicans were lukewarm about the overall price tag, despite Trump’s urging to “go big.”

Trump in a video posted on Twitter denounced Congress over a $ 2.3 trillion package it passed Monday, including $ 900 billion worth of coronavirus relief and $ 1.4 trillion to fund the government through October.

A few months ago, Congress started negotiations on a new package to get urgently needed aid to the American people. It took forever. However, the bill they want to return to my desk right now is very different than expected. It’s a real shame, ”said Trump.

Despite all this wasteful spending and more, the $ 900 billion package of hard-working taxpayers offers only $ 600 in aid payments each, and not enough money is given to small businesses, and especially restaurants, whose owners have suffered so badly. he added.