Joe Biden has had a tough time with his own party ever since he moved into the White House and it appears that he is not making many more friends.
Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar appeared on CNN this week and attacked the Biden coronavirus relief package for its lack of help for more people.
The representative said that the Trump administration, of which she was a major opponent, did better at getting money to more people, Mediate reported.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D- MN) said Friday it’s “a really disappointing development” that the covid relief bill is further limiting who will be receiving stimulus checks.
Omar spoke with CNN’s Brianna Keilar about the cap on stimulus checks this time and some Democratic senators opposing an effort to increase the minimum wage to $15.
“When you look at this, and this — specifically this agreement when it comes to reducing the cap on the relief checks, do you see this as Joe Biden abandoning progressives?” the host said.
“I see it as a really disappointing development,” the representative said.
“We obviously are now ultimately sending money to less people than the Trump administration and the, you know, Senate majority Republicans, willing to, there are going to be about 17 million people who will get less money.
“This is not the promise that we made. This is not who we are, given the opportunity to be as majority in the Senate and have the White House.
“So ultimately, it is a failure when we compromise ourselves out of delivering on behalf of the American people in keeping our propositions,” she said.
A stunned Keilar asked Rep. Omar again f she was saying that Trump did a better job than Biden is doing to get checks to more people.
“I mean, just to be clear. You’re saying that Trump wanted to deliver more in the way of checks for Americans than Biden?” she said.
“Yes,” Rep. Omar said. “So the last checks that we were able to send had given, you know, 17 million more people than we were ultimately doing with the caps now.
“And that, you know is going to be something that we’re going to have to explain,” she said. “And I don’t know if many of us have a logical explanation on why we are delivering less than what the Republicans were willing to compromise us on, delivering on to the American people.”
Keilar reminded Rep. Omar that there were Democrats in the Senate who have sided with Republicans which have allowed the bill to give money to less people.
It is a wise decision by those Republicans and Democrats as people who are fine financially do not need extra help, but that is not what the representative thinks.
“Again, I just want to remind them that, you know, you are given the opportunity to have the majority in the Senate, because the people believed that you were going to fight for them,” Rep. Omar said.
“There were promises that were made and they ultimately have to be kept. We are legislators entrusted to deliver.
“And, you know, we’re not going to be able to blame Republicans for our inability to deliver on the promises that we made.
“This is just us now negotiating amongst ourselves. The House is controlled by Democrats. The Senate is controlled by Democrats. The White House is in the hands of an administration that is Democratic.
“And so, you know, I don’t know how this makes any political sense, and it certainly does not make any policy sense,” she said.
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