Sen. Tim Kaine goes after Trump for pulling the plug on COVID-19 relief
ROANOKE, Va. – Virginia Senator Tim Kaine voiced his concern Thursday after President Trump pulled the plug on a new COVID-19 relief deal. Democrats and the Trump administration struggled to agree on what provisions a fifth aid package would include and how much the proposal would cost. Democrats passed a $2.2 trillion relief bill last week, while Republicans offered a $1.6 trillion package. Kaine said Democrats were caught off guard by Trump’s declaration Tuesday, especially when the U.S. is down 10 million jobs due to the crisis. But it’s not ended the need, and it’s not ended the imperative that we find the next package,” said Kaine.