Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized the COVID-19 stimulus bill on Monday and said it contains measures that are not designed to tackle the pandemic.
McConnell tweeted about the $1.9 trillion package in what could be seen as a blow to efforts to win bipartisan support. President Joe Biden had previously expressed a hope that Republicans would come on board.
“The partisan bill Democrats are preparing is stuffed with non-COVID-related liberal goals and more band-aid policies as if the country were going to stay shut down another year,” McConnell wrote.
“We need 2021 to be different than 2020. Congress should focus on smart policies to help that happen,” he said.
McConnell has previously outlined some aspects of the COVID-19 relief package that he objects to, while other Republicans have also joined in criticism of its provisions.
“Democrats’ so-called relief bill includes Sen….