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  Rep. Massie says election year causing GOP colleagues to ‘abandon’ conservative principles
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News DateThursday, April 30, 2020 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRep. Thomas Massie, who attracted widespread attention as well as derision from colleagues for trying to force a recorded vote on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill last month, fired back at his critics in an interview Tuesday with Fox News -- saying the election season has caused certain GOP lawmakers to “abandon some of their conservative principles.”

The Kentucky Republican voiced concern over the historic price tag for rescue packages that have swept through Congress in a matter of weeks. The four bills, which largely enjoyed bipartisan support and were signed by President Trump, totaled nearly $3 trillion, and another could be under consideration. All this has prompted warnings from nonpartisan fiscal scorekeepers about a looming deficit and debt explosion.

Massie argues these bills -- filled with small business loans and industry lifelines and stimulus checks and unemployment aid and money for hospitals -- don’t adequately address the economic fallout.
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More like many of them are aware that the consequences of joblessness will be far more expensive and devastating without an aide package to keep people afloat.