Bernie Sanders

Mitch McConnell: $2K Checks ‘Socialism for Rich People’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday dismissed attempts to raise the amount of stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 in a standalone measure, dismissing the House legislation and accusing Democrats of advocating “socialism for rich people.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, tells reporters he has secured enough Republican votes to start President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and postpone a decision on witnesses and documents Democrats want, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday …