WATCH: Senator Dick Durbin Savagely Calls Out Ted Cruz’s COVID Stimulus Lies
Democrats are on the verge of passing a stimulus bill that is incredibly popular with both their voters as well as Conservatives. That is not sitting well with Republican senators. So the GOP lawmakers are now trying to delay the bill by creating ridiculous amendments.
Ted Cruz, who has been having a heck of a 2021, took his time on the floor to lie about undocumented immigrants receiving stimulus checks. This led to a savage rebuke from Illnois Democrat Dick Durbin.
After Cruz’s lie, Durbin explained:
“Mr. President, the statement from the senator from Texas is just plain false. Let me be clear. Undocumented immigrants do not have social security numbers. And they do not qualify for stimulus relief checks, period. And just in case you didn’t notice, they didn’t qualify in December when 92 of us voted for that measure. And they don’t qualify under the American Rescue Plan. Nothing has changed. And for you to stand there and say the opposite is just to rile people up over something that’s not true.”
Cruz butted in, “Will the senator yield for a question.” Durbin responded, “No I won’t. It is not true. And we know what’s going on here. They want to be able to give speeches and say the checks go to undocumented people.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CSPAN:
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