Despite not a single Republican in the House and Senate voting in support of the American Rescue Plan, several of them are trying to take credit for it, and it’s not going down well at all.

The $1.9 trillion stimulus package is considered one of the most helpful pieces of legislation ever produced for the American people. It not only provides desperately needed relief to Americans so they can pay their bills, it provides aid to small businesses, especially sectors of the economy that have been hit the hardest by the pandemic such as restaurants.

In addition, the law provides billions of dollars to help schools reopen safely, and aids cities and states.

It’s the kind of legislation that should have had overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress. But Republicans refused to vote for it even though a large percentage of their constituents support it. Every single Republican in the House and Senate opposed the legislation. It only passed the House because Democrats have a several seat majority and it only passed the Senate because Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaker vote.

Republicans have spent a lot of time trying to downplay the positive impact of the law, even claiming that any effects of it should be credited to the stimulus bill passed last year, which is rubbish.

Even more outrageous, Republicans are literally trying to take credit for the legislation on Twitter.

Perhaps the most hypocritical tweet came from Rep. Maria Salazar (R-Fla.), who dared to refer to the legislation as “my bipartisan COVID relief bill.”

Again, Salazar did NOT vote for the legislation, yet she thinks she can take credit for it? Twitter users did not let her get away with it.

Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) also voted against the legislation, yet pretended that he helped the restaurant industry.

Twitter users called him out as well.

Even moderate Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) voted against the legislation, yet praised it while seemingly claiming that it was passed on a bipartisan vote.

Again, ZERO Republicans voted for it, and Twitter users reminded him of that fact.

The award for ultimate hypocrite, however, goes to Rep. Lauren Boebert, who tried to downplay the legislation by reminding everyone that the money they are getting is their own tax dollars, which she tried to deny them with her vote against the package.

Except if not for Democrats, the government would not have passed this stimulus into law at all and Americans would be left to struggle and suffer even longer. Boebert is right about Americans getting their own tax dollars back, but she voted against the legislation. If our tax dollars are going to be used for anything, sending that money back to the people during a time of crisis is certainly a good reason, yet Boebert refused to do that despite her tweet.

Republicans are hypocrites, and their voting record on this bill should be held against them for several elections to come.

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