They don’t want to open this can of worms.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stood firmly in support of President Donald Trump’s newly signed executive orders during a recent interview with Fox.
According to Breitbart, After Mnuchin was asked about the legality of the orders, he stated, “We’ve cleared with the office of legal counsel all these actions.”
Adding, “If the Democrats want to challenge us in court and hold up on unemployment benefits to those hardworking Americans that are out of a job because of COVID, they’re going to have a lot of explaining to do.”
Fox’s Chris Wallace then asked, “Do you really think that the millions of families that lost jobs because of the virus don’t need that money, that they don’t need the extra $200 a week?”
Mnuchin replied, “We thought $400 was a fair compromise. But Let me just also say we offered to continue to pay $600 while we negotiate, and the Democrats turned that down.”
He then said, “They made it perfectly clear they’re not going to agree on a piecemeal deal, they want to hold up the American public from getting the money they need until they get everything they want, which is just a bad outcome.”
You can watch a clip of Mnuchin’s comments here.