Fighting Biden Virus Aid, GOP Rekindles Obama-Era Strategy

Senate Republicans prepared to vote lockstep against the relief bill, taking the calculated political risk that Americans will sour on the big-dollar spending.

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Senate Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pause outside the Senate chamber to talk with reporters during a delay in work on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have one goal for President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package: erode public support for the rescue plan by portraying it as too big, too bloated and too much wasteful public spending for a pandemic that’s almost over. Senate Republicans prepared Saturday to vote lockstep against the relief bill, taking the calculated political risk that Americans will sour on the big-dollar spending for vaccination distribution, unemployment benefits, money for the…

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