‘Where’s our money!’ BLM protesters chant outside Mitch McConnell’s home after Dems block relief bill

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell became the target of Black Lives Matter activists who congregated outside his home to protest a failed coronavirus relief bill.

Protesters apparently showed up at the home of the Kentucky Republican on Thursday, shouting through bullhorns and demanding relief funds from the $300 billion COVID-19 stimulus bill that was actually blocked by Democrats who all voted against its advance.

“I can’t breathe!” one activist yelled. ” I can’t breathe! Black Lives Matter! Black Lives Matter!”

“I need that money, and until I get that money, I’m going to be right here on C Street every day until I get it,” the man shouted.

“No justice! No peace!” the small crowd yelled as well as “where’s our money.”

“If we don’t get $600,” the man with the bullhorn shouted as the crowd yelled back: “No peace!”

The protesters seemed to have set up some sort of dinner table and wrote messages on disposable plates.

But it was Democrats who voted to block the much-needed financial funding for Americans under pressure from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and McConnell let them have it in comments he made after the vote.

The Democratic filibuster was not broken by the 52-47 vote which did not meet the needed 60 votes to pass the proposal.

“It looks like they don’t want to get to an agreement. And if they don’t want to sit down and talk, I think they think they’re going to have a political victory, but it’s going to be a loss for the American people,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said Thursday.

“And so my guess is, as of now, unless Pelosi changes her mind, talks to the White House, there’s not gonna be anything done, and it’s sad,” the Iowa Republican added.

McConnell ripped into Senate Democrats on Fox News Thursday for effectively killing the bill which would have provided $300 billion in federal aid and an extra $300 weekly unemployment benefits through Dec. 27.

“These challenges that are clearly necessary to be challenged, tackled, should be done on a bipartisan basis, and need to be done now,” he told “The Daily Briefing” host Dana Perino. “It makes you believe that they don’t want to do another proposal. They want to wait until after the election and play games with this.”


(Source: Fox News)

“What part of this bill are they opposed to?” McConnell asked.

“What we tried to do, Dana, was to craft a package that underscored things we supposedly agree on: Kids in school, replenishing the popular small business loan program — which is out of money — more money for hospitals and covering unemployment insurance for another six months,” he added. “What’s not to like about that?”

“What they’re saying is, ‘We won’t pass things that we are even in favor of unless you give us trillions more,'” McConnell contended. “The national debt is already the size of our economy for the first time since World War II. We’re not going to squander funds here. We want to narrowly target the needs of the American people. That’s what this vote is about.”

BLM activists must have missed the memo since they took their protests to McConnell’s home. Twitter users called out the ignorance and hypocrisy.

 

Frieda Powers

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