Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., on Tuesday claimed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package Congress is expected to pass has "nothing" to do with the ongoing pandemic, and simply is a "slush fund" for Democrats.
Nunes told Fox Business’ “Mornings with Maria” the stimulus package likely to pass a House vote tomorrow "has nothing to do with COVID."
"This is the size of the COVID bill that we passed a year ago," he said, "of which basically had nearly 90 percent of Republicans and Democrats working with President Trump, coming together to try to save the economy.
“This bill has very little money in it for COVID, and then it also is money that's going to go out over the course of the next four years and even some money even beyond that."
Nunes said Democrats were repeating something former President Barack Obama did.
"So this is very similar. It's the same play call that Obama used in 2009, which was in the name of stimulus and saving the economy, they put a slush fund together that then they doled out to their friends and buddies," he said.
"And, mark my words, this is — we are going to be tracking the money. There's going to be story after story after story about liberal groups and liberal friends, leftists, and socialists being rewarded with other people's money. Effectively, the tax payers. And I mean, you've had plenty of financial people on. At some point, this does begin to roil and change the financial markets."
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