During a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, a very emotional Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich. 12th district) slammed Donald Trump for stepping in at the last minute, after being absent for the negotiations, and threatening to torpedo the coronavirus relief bill that would provide much needed assistance to struggling Americans during the holiday season.
“It is Christmas Eve. But it is not a silent night. All is not calm, for too many, nothing is bright,” Dingell said. “The president, when we finally thought that we’d be able to give people hope — that’s what people need, hope! — and be able to begin to continue to work on this in January, [he] doesn’t give a damn about people. He threw more fear, he threw kerosene on a campfire and is now threatening to veto this bill!”
She continued: “I beg the president to know how many people in this country are scared, fearful … hungry and that [we] must get a bill done so that we are helping Americans.”
Both Democrats and Republicans are urging Donald Trump to sign the bill. The massive government funding and coronavirus relief package was sent to Mar-a-Lago on Thursday where Trump is currently on vacation and playing golf.
It is still not clear on whether he plans to sign the bill or veto it.