Rubio Implores Biden to ‘Rise Above the Rhetoric’ and Send Americans $2,000 Direct Payments

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is calling on President-elect Joe Biden to deliver a message of unity to Americans by sending them $2,000 direct payments.

In a letter obtained by Axios, Rubio called last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol “one of the darkest days in our history” and wrote Americans are “desperate” for hope.

“It would send a powerful message to the American people if, on the first day of your presidency, you called on the House and Senate to send you legislation to increase the direct economic impact payments to Americans struggling due to the pandemic from $600 to $2,000,” Rubio said in the letter on Tuesday.

The senator noted he supported the move to increase the direct payments last month.

While Rubio signaled he would disagree with Biden’s administration throughout his presidency, he is willing to “advance critically important and effective policies on behalf of the people of this great nation.”

He concluded, “You have the ability to help break the paralysis in Washington by delivering desperately needed relief. I implore you to rise above the rhetoric and deliver an increase in assistance for American families.”

Biden told reporters last week, “We need more direct relief flowing to families, small businesses, including finishing the job of getting people that $2,000 relief direct payment. $600 is simply not enough.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked an immediate vote on the $2,000 direct payments last month.

“The Senate is not going to be bullied into rushing out more borrowed money into the hands of Democrat rich friends who don’t need the help,” McConnell said during a speech on the Senate floor.

Trump urged Republicans last month to approve the increased payments, as IJR previously reported.

“Unless Republicans have a death wish, and it is also the right thing to do, they must approve the $2000 payments ASAP. $600 IS NOT ENOUGH!” Trump wrote on Twitter.


  1. Rubio…you’re a disgusting invertebrate! You have No spine and will change your beliefs according to where the money is….like most politicians actually but you’re so much worse.

    1. This interesting result of what Dear Leader has exposed in us are the totally inept and incompetent politicians that we have elected for decades. He has exposed them for what they are.

      The big question, I think, is whether the Democratic Party’s leadership will use this opportunity to move the party back to where they should be – on the left helping working class people again. They haven’t for a few decades, which allowed Dear Leader to fake them out in 2016. They could, but will they? Will their big donors allow them to do that?

  2. Bwahahahahahahahaha!!! Did anyone really believe that Biden’s promise of “$2000 checks going out the door immediately” if the Democrats won? You were duped by lying, cheating, corrupt Biden again. When are you idiots going to wake up? Democrats lie to win. Democrats cheat to win. Democrats are corrupt. Nothing they say, including their lackeys in the media, is true. Democrats have wasted 4 years trying so hard to get rid of Trump. Witch hunts, bogus investigations and charges, fake impeachment, now they’re going to run another impeachment to bar Trump from running in 2024. They tried to impeach Trump with false accusations about trying to eliminate Biden from the election during a phone call with the Ukraine President. All lies. But, it’s OK for the Democrats to do it to Trump. Crooked Democrats.

    1. King Donald The Loser is not going to run because doing so will expose him to way too much legal scrutiny. For example, just to run, he will have to submit more financial information than his advisors will let him. If he does THAT, he is totally screwed!

      It’s over. He is finished.

    2. DA Chuckie Cheese. Let me type very slowly so you can comprehend. Biden is not president until the 20th.

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