Social media users are slamming Republican members of the House and Senate who are trying to take credit for elements of the American Rescue Act after refusing to support the bill.
President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on Thursday. No Republican in either the House or Senate supported the bill. But some Republicans tried to convince their constituents they played a role in the broadly-backed $1.9 trillion stimulus package, prompting social media users to remind them: “YOU VOTED AGAINST IT!”
One of those Republicans, Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, of Florida, took to Twitter on Friday to “announce that the Biden Administration has just implemented my bipartisan COVID relief bill.” Despite insisting she was “proud” that her “bipartisan legislation has officially become SBA policy,” Salazar failed to mention that she, herself, voted against the bill. But Twitter users were quick to remind her that “You voted against it!” That phrase is now trending on Twitter.
Check some of the reactions below:
🚨 #BREAKING 🚨
So proud to announce that the Biden Administration has just implemented my bipartisan COVID relief bill as part of @SBAgov policy!
— Rep. María Elvira Salazar (@RepMariaSalazar) March 12, 2021
You voted against it, lady. I hope all your constituents remember that! https://t.co/ROh2rSAQCG
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) March 14, 2021
You voted against it. https://t.co/8qkxFIgxZ8
— steven pasquale (@StevePasquale) March 14, 2021
YOU VOTED AGAINST IT
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) March 14, 2021
You don't get to brag when you voted against it. Your constituents should know. https://t.co/Y1CgyzYS3B
— real Guy Fawkes (@AltFawkes) March 14, 2021
you voted against it twice you ghoul https://t.co/NTqSriuQiZ
— Tyler Dinucci (@TylerDinucci) March 14, 2021
YOU VOTED AGAINST IT YOU LEERING FOSSIL https://t.co/FX8eRSjlrZ
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 10, 2021
I'm a restaurant owner, this aid will literally save my business. You voted against it, so don't you DARE TAKE CREDIT for it. Jesus, the hypocrisy displayed here infuriates me. What is wrong with Republicans? #BidenSavedMyBusiness #GOPHypocrisy https://t.co/zWkDLkvM2A
— Blake Spalding (@blakerspalding) March 10, 2021
Oh hell nah! You voted against it. Don’t try and take credit! https://t.co/eg9QNIno5R
— DeMarcus (@semperdiced) March 10, 2021
And you voted against it. Shame on you.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) March 11, 2021
You voted against it. You and ALL Republicans. The credit is all Dems’ https://t.co/ZOq5ZkaJyd
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) March 11, 2021
You voted against it. Giving people 1400$ they’ve paid into the system. https://t.co/gDcjcHjSRI
— steven pasquale (@StevePasquale) March 13, 2021