‘Oh My God, The Universe Is Collapsing!’: Bernie Snark Bombs GOP Sens. Holding Up Stimulus Over Extra Unemployment Benefits

In a scathing floor speech dripping with sarcasm, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) tore into a few of his Republican colleagues who have publicly objected to the negotiated coronavirus stimulus bill because it provides an additional $600 a week in unemployment benefits.

As the massive $2 trillion relief package came up for debate on Wednesday night, Sanders fired one snarky salvo after another at Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who threatened to block the bill out of concern that some laid-off workers might briefly end up making more in unemployment than at their previous jobs. (Graham has since said he would still vote for the coronavirus stimulus bill.)

Sanders, in his barn-burning speech, had
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