Recession Persists As 709K More Lose Jobs, Yet McConnell Senate Insists on “Narrow” COVID-19 Aid
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump administration is leaving President-elect Joe Biden with an economic mess as 709,000 workers filed for unemployment last week. More than 11 million Americans remain without work. Worse still, the Trump administration has thrown in the towel when it comes to containing the pandemic, leaving the President-elect with a worsening crisis that has already claimed 238,573 Americans lives.
In response, Government watchdog Accountable.US called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put politics aside and pass a comprehensive coronavirus relief bill that matches the magnitude of the public health and economic crises rather than leaving them for the next administration to address.
“Donald Trump may no longer be president come January 20, but he’s leaving President-elect Biden with a worsening pandemic and another 709,000 workers unemployed,” said Kyle Herrig, president of government watchdog Accountable.US. “We keep hitting new horrifying records in this pandemic. Millions of Americans are struggling to make ends me. Hundreds of thousands of small businesses are at risk of going under. Mitch McConnell and the president’s allies in the Senate need clean up this mess rather than leaving for the next administration. The election is over. It is time to get back to work.”