Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled that $2,000 stimulus checks will not pass the Senate, insisting on either more-targeted aid or that the checks be considered along with provisions President Trump supports but Democrats oppose.
“The Senate is not going to split apart the three issues that President Trump linked together just because Democrats are afraid to address two of them. The Senate is not going to be bullied into rushing out more borrowed money into the hands of Democrats rich friends who don’t need the help,” he said.
Those provisions include an investigation into corruption in the 2020 campaign and lifting protections for social media companies from being sued based on what their users write.
Many Republicans oppose the checks. So it seems that this is designed not to achieve a consensus on a bill.