Rep. Pramila Jayapal Not Impressed With People Getting Less Relief Under Biden Than Trump: 'Doesn't Make Any Political Sense' [VIDEO]

Democratic Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal joined CNN anchor Dana Bash on “State of the Union” to discuss the ongoing debate over the next coronavirus stimulus package and what she expected to be included in the final bill.


Bash noted that Biden had signaled some flexibility on the income threshold for the next round of direct payments for COVID relief, saying, “President Biden suggested that he’s willing to negotiate on who receives a $1,400 direct payment that is in the legislation.”

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Bash asked Jayapal if the income limit needed to stay at $75,000, or would it be alright if it was lowered, since President Joe Biden suggested that he’s willing to negotiate who receives direct payments.

Jayapal responded by saying the threshold must stay the same.

“Does that income limit need to stay at $75,000, or would you be okay with it being a little lower?” Bash asked.

“It has to. If you raise those income thresholds, you will cut out 40 million Americans who got a relief check under Donald Trump who won’t get a relief check under Joe Biden,” Jayapal replied. “That doesn’t make any political sense to me.”

Bernie Sanders agrees:

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