Sens. Cruz, Markey Twitter Feud On Coronavirus Payouts: ‘We Have A Magic Money Tree — We Should Use It!’

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Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ed Markey (D-MA) clashed on a twitter feud Monday regarding over the Democrat Massachusetts senator’s proposal to “give every person” $2,000 monthly payments to all Americans in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Give every person in our country $2000/month for the duration of the pandemic, $2000/month for 3 months after that, and $2000/month retroactive to March,” Markey tweeted Monday afternoon.

In May, Markey introduced a bill with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) dubbed the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act to provide $2,000 in monthly payments during, and in the immediate aftermath of, the coronavirus pandemic.