Here’s what he said.
According to Breitbart News, Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed Mitch McConnell stating that he needs to pass $2000 stimulus bill.
“I think if you had a standalone vote on the $2,000 check, it might pass,” Graham stated. “Here are the facts: 70 percent of Republicans don’t want to go to $2,000. They think it’s a $430 billion cost to the Treasury. They think it’s an inefficient way of giving money to people who are hurting because a lot of people making $75,000 or less haven’t been out of work, but I’m with the president on this. I am in South Carolina. Our economy is really hurting here. So, McConnell is right. There’s no way to get a vote by January 3. The new Congress begins at noon, January 3. So the new Congress, you could get a vote, and here is what I’d like: I’d like a standalone vote in the new Congress on the $2,000 check. We have seven Republicans who have already said they would vote for it. We need five more. I think if we have the vote, we would get there.”
“They’re not wrong to be concerned about the expense. They’re not wrong to be concerned by the fact that this is not the most efficient way,” he outlined. “There are a lot of people who make $75,000 or less a year that work for government that haven’t been laid off one day, but I’ve seen with my own eyes the destruction of small businesses in South Carolina. I am with President Trump on this. I think a family of four — if they got $8,000 — it would help our economy. I think they need the $8,000.” You can watch a clip of Graham’s remarks here.