Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday presented what would seem like good news for the people of his state: Under the American Rescue Plan, Kentucky stands to get $4 billion. Cities and counties are set to gain as much as $800 million to help them recover from the pandemic.
But he made it clear that he had nothing to do with that money. In fact, he and every other Republican in Congress opposed the American Rescue Plan.
During a stop in Murray, Kentucky, on Tuesday, McConnell discussed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan that President Joe Biden signed in March. The senator said that so much money was not warranted at this time, when vaccine were widely available and the economy was recovering. (He also urged people in the state to get vaccinated during his remarks.)