On Newsmax Thursday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) attacked the Democratic stimulus plan making its way toward passage, and demanded that everything "go back to work, go back to school, go back to normal, and stop spending money" — disregarding the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much ongoing.
He also claimed that "91 percent" of the bill "isn't even for COVID" — overlooking that a major purpose of the bill is to reverse economic damage caused by the virus, not just the virus itself.
"The fundamental thing is, it's time to get back to normal," he said.
So far, Republicans have not expressed any support for the stimulus bill, which Democrats are hoping to pass through budget reconciliation to get around filibusters. The Senate parliamentarian is currently weighing whether the provisions Democrats are proposing are valid under budget rules.