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[COMMENTARY] Twitter Drags GOP Hypocrite Wicker For Bragging About Bill He Voted Against

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Congressional Democrats, the American Rescue Plan passed on Wednesday and is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Millions of Americans will begin receiving $1400 stimulus checks and other benefits summed up perfectly by this tweet.

Not one Republican voted for the bill that will provide all kinds of relief to the beleaguered Americans who have been waiting not so patiently for any help from the government. But since the GOP loves to cherry-pick literally anything to find a bone it can hold up and pretend they won something, one Republican Senator decided to tout one section of the bill that gives much-needed financial aid to the devastated service industry despite not voting for the bill itself, as if Twitter wouldn’t notice.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 28: A sign is posted at a restaurant that reads, “closed till further notice” as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on July 28, 2020, in New York City. The fourth phase allows outdoor arts and entertainment, sporting events without fans and media production. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

And oh, it noticed.

Roger Wicker of Mississippi had some help in constructing an early and bipartisan version of the Restaurants Act along with Democratic Senators Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona (who voted against raising the minimum wage but did vote to pass the American Rescue Plan, because why make any sense?). Wicker clearly decided it was fine to tweet about the “good parts” version of the bill, and as of Wednesday evening, the man was learning all about the ratio.

 

Irony is now begging for the rest of the week off, and its cousin, hypocrisy, is also feeling a tad overworked at the moment.



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