GOP Not Worried About Voting Against Popular Relief Bill

Republicans are dismissing the idea that they'll be punished at the ballot box for voting against President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

The relief measure is expected to get few, if any, GOP votes as it moves through Congress in the coming weeks. Democrats are trying to pressure Republicans into voting for the package, touting polls that show it's popular with the public.

Republicans counter that much of the bill is focused on Democrats' longstanding priorities rather than coronavirus relief. And strategists note that it's unclear whether voters will be thinking about the relief package closer to the midterm elections, which are more than a year and a half away. 

“I don’t see any risk to Republicans at all opposing this, especially as it relates to the 2022 election,” said Ford O'Connell, a Republican strategist and former congressional candidate in Florida.

Read more from Namoi Jagoda at The Hill

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published this page in In The News 2021-02-25 13:51:27 -0500
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