BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is criticizing President-elect Biden’s new coronavirus relief, arguing that it doesn’t go far enough to help people in need during the pandemic.
Biden’s stimulus plan, which includes the increased payments, would cost $1.9 trillion. According to The Washington Post, most people would end up with a total of $2,000 in stimulus, including $600 checks dispensed in recent legislation.
But that wasn’t enough for Ocasio-Cortez, who appeared to want the latest checks to reach $2,000 as she and others have repeatedly requested. “$2,000 means $2,000. $2,000 does not mean $1,400,″ she told the Post. “He made me that promise face to face. And he can’t say he’s forgotten, because he has the early stages of dementia, not the advanced stages… I think.”