With three weeks left for US President Donald Trump, Senate Representative Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party’s leadership are in full swing. The proposal to increase the Corona 19 subsidies requested by President Trump was blocked, and the Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) rejected by President Trump entered the voting process.
Senate representative of McConal blocks disaster support fund increase
Trump rejected defense authorization law suggests re-decision
“Trump, who took control of Congress, shows limits of influence”
Trump’s “weak and weary leadership” criticized
On the 29th (local time), according to local media in the United States, the representative of the McConnell Park at the Senate plenary session on the day of the Democratic Party’s proposal to increase the Corona 19 disaster support fund from the previous maximum of 600 dollars (about 660,000 won) to 2000 dollars (about 2.19 million won). Blocked the vote attempt. Although the Democratic Party wants to raise the subsidies, President Trump has also strongly demanded that he postpone the signing of the Corona 19 stimulus package.
Instead, McConal said that it would review the increase in subsidies along with social media regulatory issues and presidential election-related investigations. In response, the US political media Politico and others commented that McConal actually rejected the proposal to raise the subsidy for making a proposal that the Democratic Party cannot accept.
Democratic Party leader Chuck Schumer also criticized “McConnell is trying to link the increase in subsidies to partisan issues that have nothing to do with it.”
President Trump also tweeted, “If the Republican Party doesn’t want to die, it should approve the $2000 payment as soon as possible,” and “$600 isn’t enough.”
◇The Defense Authority Act enters the voting process
On the same day, the Republican leadership and President Trump separated over the issue of the 2021 Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) vote. The NDAA is a bill that contains a defense and security budget worth 740 billion dollars (approximately 801 trillion won) and the contents of maintaining the current level of US troops stationed abroad.
President Trump vetoed the bill on the 23rd, which passed the upper and lower houses. However, the House of Representatives voted again on the 28th with overwhelming approval, and now, if the Senate passes, the president’s exercise of the veto is invalid.
On the same day, the representative of the McConnell house said that the Senate would also enter a vote on the 30th. “This bill is not optional,” he added. “I will once again urge my Republican colleagues to support the bill before voting.”
When the bill was re-resolved in the House of Representatives, President Trump said, “Weak and weary Republican leadership will pass this bad bill,” he said. “We need to negotiate a better bill, or we need a better leader.” Less than a day after President Trump posted a criticism tweet, the president of McConnell revolted.
After the presidential election, McConnell has defended President Trump’s allegations of unfair elections and complaints as “the president’s legal right.” However, as the electoral corps voting process was finalized on the 14th, Republican leadership, including the McConnell representative, began to distance themselves from President Trump, including recognition of Biden-elect.
Then President Trump also raised the level of criticism against the Republican leadership. On that day, he repeatedly claimed on Twitter, saying, “We need a new and vibrant Republican leadership.” “Our leadership (except for me of course) is pathetic,” he strongly criticized.
The Associated Press said on the 29th, “President Trump succeeded in holding a Republican discipline in Congress throughout his four-year term, and few Republicans openly oppose him.” “The NDAA vote was under the influence of President Trump without a few weeks left behind. It shows the limits of “. It is a comment that the Republican leadership was in fact in the process of breaking up with President Trump.
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