The Damage Report host John Iadarola is joined by Francesca Fiorentini, host of Newsbroke on AJ+ and The Bitchuation Room podcast, to go through Monday’s top news stories.
Senior Trump officials express concerns that Trump might declare Martial law. Congress reaches a deal on a $900 billion covid relief package. A new Covid variant emerges in the U.K. Wealthy Americans attempt to jump the line to receive vaccines.
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Read more here: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/17/republican-party-doesnt-give-damn-about-you-mcconnell-admits-direct-checks-only
"After opposing another round of stimulus checks for months in the face of deteriorating economic conditions and widespread suffering, Republican congressional leaders have finally agreed to include direct payments in a coronavirus relief package that could be approved by the end of the week.
During a private GOP conference call Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) provided a straightforward and revealing reason for the sudden change of heart: "Kelly and David are getting hammered."
McConnell was, of course, referring to Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, the Georgia incumbents now facing off against Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in runoff elections that conclude on January 5 and will determine control of the Senate.”
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