Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home in Louisville, Kentucky, was vandalized early Saturday morning. Spray-painted messages over the Republican leader’s front door appear to be in response to his opposition to increasing coronavirus relief checks to Americans from $600 to $2,000.
One message reads “weres (sic) my money,” another, “Mitch kills the poor,” according to photos shared by CBS News’ Louisville affiliate WLKY. McConnell blocked a vote on increasing the checks for three days in a row last week, calling the proposal “socialism for rich people.”
McConnell and the GOP argue that the bill would benefit the wealthy. McConnell, however, previously supported the $1 trillion 2017 tax cut, which disproportionately benefited the wealthy. The GOP leader also takes issue with how much money the bill would cost the government. Bigger checks would amount to an estimated $530 billion, about $385 billion more than what $600 checks would cost, according to Heights Securities. The Senate, led by McConnell, on Friday approved a $740 billion defense policy bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA.