Biden vows $2,000 stimulus checks will be sent out 'immediately' if Dems win Georgia Senate raceJanuary 5, 2021
JOE Biden has vowed that $2,000 stimulus checks will be sent out "immediately" if Democrats win the Georgia Senate race.
The blue party is trying to get candidates Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock into the Senate today.
They are up against GOP Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue who are currently up for reelection.
Prior to Tuesday's election, President-elect Joe Biden made one final bid for the Democrats on Monday night.
Biden confirmed that if his party members made Senate, the blue wave would send $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans.
"If you send Jon and the Reverend to Washington those $2,000 checks will go out the door restoring hope and decency and honor for so many people who are struggling right now," Biden said.
"And if you send Senators Perdue and Loeffler back to Washington, those checks will never get there. It's just that simple. The power is literally in your hands."
While $600 stimulus checks are being distributed as part of a Covid-19 relief package, many Americans say it is not enough and lawmakers so far have been unsuccessful in approving more financial assistance or a third check.
Biden has vowed to push a third stimulus check that would likely gain the support of the Democrat-controlled House and possibly the Senate if Republicans lose the majority, Newsweek reported.
The Georgia Senate runoffs are significant because if two Democratic challengers are victorious, the Senate would be divided 50-50 among Democrats and Republicans.
The two Democratic candidates have voiced support for $2,000 stimulus checks and hold slight leads over the Republican incumbents, according to recent polling.
If Ossoff and Warnock win, there is a high chance of a third stimulus check or a boost to the second stimulus check, with the backing of a couple Republican senators.
Democratic victories in the Georgia runoffs would signal a change in direction in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked an effort by Democrats, President Donald Trump and several GOP members to increase the $600 payments to $2,000.
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