SHOT/CHASER: After Loeffler Claims Relief Checks Should Go Out “As Soon As Possible,” Delivery Facing Delay So Trump Can Put His Name on Them

April 15, 2020

SHOT: Unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler says that direct relief checks should be sent “as soon as possible”:

Sen. Loeffler: “It’s important that we see [the checks] really soon because many people have been without work.”

Fox 5 Atlanta’s Claire Simms: “With many people struggling thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler says it’s important the federal government deliver the economic impact checks…as soon as possible.”

CHASER: Washington Post: “The Treasury Department has ordered President Trump’s name printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that could slow their delivery by a few days, senior IRS officials said. …. The [IRS’s information technology] team, working from home, is now racing to implement a programming change that two senior IRS officials said will probably lead to a delay in issuing the first batch of paper checks.”

“Senator Kelly Loeffler claimed she wanted direct relief checks sent ‘as soon as possible,’ but she refuses to hold the White House accountable over check delays so the president could put his name on them,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Once again Loeffler is more focused on scoring political points with the president than ensuring Georgia families get the urgent relief they need.”


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