Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday shot down a Democratic bid to answer President Donald Trump’s call for increased direct coronavirus payments to Americans, but the measure’s ultimate fate in the GOP-controlled chamber is unclear.

He noted that Trump, who had voiced his displeasure with the size of the direct checks in the Covid-19 relief bill passed last week, has called for more scrutiny of the 2020 election and stripping liability protections from major tech companies in addition to the increased payments for struggling Americans.

McConnell did just that by the end of the day, putting a bill on the Senate calendar that would increase the stimulus payments to $2000 as well as repeal Section 230 — the big tech protections — and create a bipartisan election commission.

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