Skip to content
Search AI Powered

Latest Stories

'You Voted No' Trends on Twitter After GOP Senator Tried to Take Credit for Billions of Dollars in Relief

'You Voted No' Trends on Twitter After GOP Senator Tried to Take Credit for Billions of Dollars in Relief
Jonathan Newton-Pool/Getty Images

On Wednesday, the Democratic-led House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the American Rescue Plan—the latest wave of relief in the face of the pandemic that's killed over 500 thousand Americans.

The massive $1.9 trillion package includes stimulus checks for millions of individuals, paycheck protection programs, vaccine rollout funds, and a slew of other relief provisions.

But the bill passed without a single Congressional Republican vote in either the Senate or the House.

Though Republicans railed against the bill as a "Democrat wish list," some are already crediting themselves with the bill's benefits as it heads to President Joe Biden's desk for signature.

Among those Republicans is Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi, who introduced a provision in the bill that provided funding to independent restaurants whose profits were decimated by the virus.

But while the Senator introduced the amendment—with Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona—that secured this funding, he voted against the overall bill when it went to the floor.

He skewered it on Twitter as well.

Nevertheless, Wicker hailed his provision just hours after the bill's passage.

But with his vote against the overall package, Wicker actively stood in the way of its contents, including the direct restaurant aid.

People weren't hesitant to point this out.

Soon, "You voted no" began to trend on Twitter.

Wicker said of the criticisms:

"One good provision in a $1.9. trillion bill doesn't mean I have to vote for the whole thing."

President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law this Friday.

UPDATE 3/11/2021:

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced that President Biden would sign the American Rescue Plan into law on Thursday, one day ahead of schedule.

More from News/political-news

Matthew Perry in '90210'; Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry in '90210'

Poignant '90210' Scene Featuring Matthew Perry, Shannen Doherty And Luke Perry Resurfaces

A clip of Matthew Perry, Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry alongside Jason Priestley in an episode of Beverly Hills 90210 has resurfaced following Doherty's death on Saturday, and it's hitting fans hard.

The poignant scene from the series' first season was recently shared on Threads and quickly made its way across other platforms.

Keep ReadingShow less
Terrell Davis
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images

United Airlines Apologizes After NFL Hall Of Famer Is Handcuffed In Front Of His Family On Flight

United Airlines issued an apology after NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Davis was handcuffed in front of his family and other passengers for tapping a flight attendant on the arm during a flight.

The former Denver Broncos running back (1995-2002) took to Instagram earlier this week to address the "traumatizing events" that transpired while he was traveling with his wife and three children.

Keep ReadingShow less
Screenshot of Matt Gaetz being confronted by an RNC delegate

RNC Attendee Confronts 'A**hole' Gaetz For Going After McCarthy In Hilariously Brutal Takedown

Far-right Florida Representative Matt Gaetz was brilliantly shut down by a delegate attending the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee after Gaetz was seen taunting former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Gaetz, who led the charge to oust McCarthy from the speakership in October 2023, noticed him being interviewed by CNN's Kaitlan Collins at the convention and went over to rag on his political nemesis.

Keep ReadingShow less
Screenshot of Brenna Bird

Iowa AG Dragged For Ironically Boasting At RNC That Republicans Put Criminals 'In Jail'

Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird was criticized after telling the audience at the Republican National Convention that the GOP is known to "put criminals where they belong: in jail"—only to then encourage everyone to vote for convicted felon former President Donald Trump.

In May, Trump became the first former president to be convicted of felony crimes. The jury found him guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records to conceal hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels to illegally influence the 2016 election. His sentencing was set for July 11 but has now been delayed in the wake of a Supreme Court decision granting him sweeping immunity protections.

Keep ReadingShow less
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Vivek Ramaswamy
Steven Ferdman/GC Images; Jacek Boczarski/Anadolu via Getty Images

AOC Gives Vivek Ramaswamy Brutal Tip On How To Be 'Cool' After His RNC Challenge To Gen Z

Biotech entrepreneur and former GOP presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy was given a lesson by New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about "being cool" after he made an appeal to Generation Z during the Republican National Convention, telling them they can be "rebels" if they call themselves "conservative" on college campuses.

Speaking from the podium at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ramaswamy issued the following remarks designed to court the youth:

Keep ReadingShow less