You won’t believe why!
Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz got into a heated debate with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar over the $350 million in funding allotted to refugees and migrants in the coronavirus relief package.
According to the Washington Examiner, “Millions of Americans need help now. Dangerous poison pills like $350,000,000 for ‘Migration and Refugee Assistance’ put America LAST. Democrats: This is not the time to advance your legislative agenda. This is the time to put #AmericaFirst,” Gaetz wrote.
Omar quickly took issue with Gaetz’s comment and replied, “Immigrants and refugees, are Americans/pay taxes and as vulnerable communities need the resources ‘..to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. Wonder why this upsets you more than a $500,000,000 billion corporate welfare fund for a select group of large companies?”
Gaetz fired back writing, “Much of this money will be spent on illegal immigrants in the United States, and foreign migrants around the world. Neither of those groups are Americans. This does not belong in a relief package for American workers and businesses. #AmericaFirst.” You can read the full details of this story here.