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Lindsay Graham slammed Mitch McConnell for delaying $2,000 stimulus payments: ‘Going from $600 to $2,000 doesn’t make you a socialist’

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Sen. Lindsay Graham on Friday urged the Republican-led Senate to avoid delaying passing a bill that includes $2,000 direct checks to Americans, a move that’s been shut down by the top leaders in the upper chamber.

In a Thursday floor session, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said increasing stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 would be “socialism for the rich.” 

“Borrowing from our grandkids to do socialism for rich people is a terrible way to get help to families who actually need it,” he said. 

McConnell’s characterization struck Graham, who pushed back against it in a tweet details ⇒

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