On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was asked by a reporter why the Republican coronavirus stimulus bill contains a passage funding construction of a new FBI headquarters.
He appeared confused by the question and surprised to learn this was even the case. "I'm not sure that it is," said McConnell. "Is it?"
.@LACaldwellDC asks Mitch McConnell why the GOP coronavirus aid bill includes money for a new FBI building. He look… https://t.co/K5GeJm4OZR— Sahil Kapur (@Sahil Kapur)1595889584.0
The stimulus bill does indeed include a proposal to fund the FBI headquarters construction at its original spot, which was requested by President Donald Trump.
The Trump Organization stands to gain a higher return on its lease of the Old Post Office Building, which it has converted into a hotel, if the FBI headquarters is rebuilt on its current site instead of relocated to Virginia, a move which would be less expensive.
The GOP *coronavirus* relief proposal includes... money for a new FBI headquarters in DC https://t.co/b6FJIQkIfs— Igor Bobic (@Igor Bobic)1595885608.0