Many Americans are rather upset with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's repeated attempts to block economic stimulus payments.
This ire only increased after the Kentucky Senator declared a recent bill passed in the House of Representatives that would have given Americans a $2000 payout had "no realistic path to quickly pass the Senate."
In response, some people started sending $2000 requests to the Senator directly via Venmo.
Mitch McConnell is on Venmo Twitter, do your thing https://t.co/xeX1rNwLOv— (((Huxenstein)))🗽 (@(((Huxenstein)))🗽)1609298571.0
Some of the appellations users assigned to McConnell were quite creative too.
I’m getting my #Stimulus one way or another and Mitch McConnell has venmo 🤷🏼♀️ https://t.co/Qh5JJHzipw— noah fence. (@noah fence.)1609307911.0
@fleetwoodsnackk ”...you animated corpse..” priceless! https://t.co/fQk5hccKDS— Christina Ros (@Christina Ros)1609663943.0
That little b*tch. I’m getting my stimulus check one way or another. #mitchbetterhavemymoney https://t.co/CebZLmvq0s— LauraB (@LauraB)1609301486.0
Some users started sending requests on other popular platforms–such as PayPal.
@fleetwoodsnackk https://t.co/vYjaraQiT3— TheElegantArtist (@TheElegantArtist)1609440811.0
Can’t find Mitch McConnell’s Venmo so I took it to PayPal https://t.co/4FFvj88Ck0— Holly Jolly Pony Wrangler (@Holly Jolly Pony Wrangler)1609364034.0
Some tried to be more fair, suggesting folks request $1400 to account for the $600 already on the way from the treasury.
It would be a real shame if people sent Mitch McConnell PayPal requests for $1400. A real shame indeed.— Hamish Mitchell (@Hamish Mitchell)1609341624.0
Others took the opposite approach and requested $18,000 to account for the past 9 months since the first stimulus payment.
@H_MitchellPhoto @AliAdair22 It should've been issued monthly, not a once-every-9-months-or-so. Thus, I requested… https://t.co/ry0Wv7sYX4— objkshn (@objkshn)1609356883.0
Several people have since reported being unable to find the Senator's account to send requests on these platforms.
While these attempts to get money from McConnell are almost guaranteed to fail (it is unclear whether the accounts on the payment platforms actually belong to the Senator), they certainly provided some much needed levity for people struggling to make ends meet who have lost faith in their elected representatives.