McConnell blocks initial Democratic effort for $2,000 Covid stimulus checks

Growing number of Republicans back Trump’s demand to increase relief payments as party plunges into chaos and conflict

A growing number of Republicans on Tuesday backed Donald Trump’s demand to increase coronavirus relief payments to US citizens from $600 to $2,000, though the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, blocked a Democrats’ effort to quickly pass the measure.

Trump’s party has been plunged into chaos and conflict over his demands to increase one-off cheques for Americans, a measure that passed the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Monday.

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