Mar 07, 2021
Senator Tom Cotton slams Biden’s $1.9T Covid bill saying murderers like Dylann Roof will get $1.4K stimulus checks
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Cotton listed murderers who would qualify in a series of tweets on Saturday, but failed to mention that inmates qualified for stimulus checks in the previous two relief packages as well.5Arkansas Sen Tom Cotton pointed out that inmates in prison for murder qualify for stimulus checksCredit: Rex Features 5Roof, a convicted white supremacist, killed nine people at a church in South CarolinaCredit: Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
"Dylann Roof murdered nine people. He's on federal death row," the Arkansas senator wrote.
"He'll be getting a $1,400 stimulus check as part of the Democrats' 'COVID relief' bill."
He followed that up with a tweet about Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
"Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Bomber, murdered three people and terrorized a city," Cotton wrote.5Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is convicted of planting bombs that killed three and injured hundreds at the Boston Marathon in 2013Credit: AP:Associated Press
"He'll be getting a $1,400 stimulus check as part of the Democrats' 'COVID relief' bill."
Cotton also brought up Aaron Shamo, who was "sentenced to life in prison for selling '1 million fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills to unsuspecting buyers," and will also qualify for a check.
Inmates are included among those who will receive stimulus checks in this relief package, but they were also included in the previous two packages, which sent checks of $1,200 and $600 to qualifying Americans.
Cotton voted in favor of both of those bills.5Congress is hoping to have the bill to Biden's desk by March 14Credit: Getty - Pool 5The package includes a round of $1,400 stimulus payments for most AmericansCredit: Getty Images - Getty
The comments come after the Senate passed Biden's $1.9trillion Covid relief package on Saturday, with no Republican support.
The bill has to go back to the House of Representatives now for approval, since the Senate did make some amendments to it.
It will then go to Biden's desk for final approval.
In addition to the stimulus checks, the bill will extend $300 per week unemployment benefits through September and offer more assistance in food, child care and rental protection for those struggling during the pandemic.
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Americans who make less than $75,000 per year and couples who make less than $150,000 per year will qualify for the full checks. They begin to phase out after that.
For this round of stimulus checks, the income cap was lowered to $80,000 for individuals and $160,000 for couples.
Previous checks cut off at $100,000 for individuals and $200,000 for couples.
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Furious Sharon Osbourne slams ‘insane’ racism accusations and reveals horrific death threats after chat show exit
FURIOUS Sharon Osbourne has called accusations she's a racist "insane" following her exit from US chat show The Talk.
The music manager told the Mail's You magazine she doesn't want the claims to be her legacy as she fights to clear her name following her on-air row with her former co-stars.11Sharon Osbourne has defended herself against allegations she's racistCredit: YouTube
Sharon, 68, clashed with comedian Sheryl Underwood over her support for friend Piers Morgan following his criticism of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The showdown left Sharon in tears and she later went on to quit the show, which she had appeared on since its inception 11 years ago.
She said: "I know what I am. I know my faults. I know I behaved badly, I did not behave professionally, but neither did they. I know my part, but I know I’m not a racist.
"I didn’t expect to get to the age of 68 and have all this on me. I do not want my legacy to be: 'Well, she was a racist.' I mean, it’s insane. It’s just not true."
The backlash went far beyond that of her fellow panellists. Sharon and her family were subjected to vile death threats which saw her beef up security.
She said: "Oh my God. I was getting death threats. They were going to kill my little dogs. Look at that. Who’s going to kill my baby?’ She holds up Bella, a 5lb white Pomeranian. They were saying: 'We’re going to poison the dogs. We’re going to come in the night and cut your throat.' And sending terrible stuff to the kids, too."
On Friday Sharon called her co-stars "disgruntled b****es" during an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher.11The longtime host left The Talk in MarchCredit: Getty
Rebuffing allegations of racism made against her, she said: "I never, ever said that Leah Remini was a whatever she said. I don't even use though words. They're not in my vocabulary.
"And for Holly, I think I said when I printed the text that she sent me after she said I got her fired. In the text she said, 'I know it was Julie. I know it was Les. I'm thinking of suing."'
Sharon added: "It's disgruntled ladies."
Leah, 50, previously claimed Sharon called co-host Julie Chen "racial slurs," while Holly Robinson Peete alleged that the longtime host was "condescending" and called her "too ghetto" for the show.11A number of Sharon's past cohosts have made allegations against herCredit: Reuters 11Leah accused Sharon of saying racial slurs about fellow cohost Julie ChenCredit: Getty - Contributor
Following Holly's claims, Sharon defended herself by posting an email from her former cohost on Instagram, which she captioned: "In response to @hollyrpeete Holly Robinson Peete’s accusation of me getting her fired from @thetalkcbs and saying she was ‘too ghetto’ to be on The Talk.
"I never once uttered those words and I am sharing an email sent to me from Holly one month after she was let go by CBS. As I have stated before, I have never had the ability/authority to get anyone fired from @thetalkcbs and Ms. Peete’s email speaks for itself.”
In the alleged email from Holly, dated September 19, 2011, the actress and talk show host appeared to be on good terms.
Holly allegedly wrote “miss you madly” to Sharon and said she has called her “a few times.”
She ended the email with “xoxox.”11Holly previously claimed Sharon said she was 'too ghetto' to be on The TalkCredit: PA:Press Association 11Sharon has denied all of the claims that she's racistCredit: Getty Images
Sharon also spoke about cancel culture during the interview, stating: "I'm a fighter. I'm doing just fine."
After reiterating that she's "doing just fine," Sharon added: "But what about the people who were cut from the knees down and they can't afford to go get lessons about what's politically correct and how to talk to people?
"What happens to them? It's not fair because it isn't about being a racist. It's about maybe not knowing about what is correct and woke for your language that day, cause it changes from day to day- what is correct and what isn't."11Sharon also spoke to TV host Bill Maher about cancel cultureCredit: PA:Press Association 11The claims of racism began after Sharon got into a yelling match with cohost Sheryl UnderwoodCredit: CBS
Sharon's interview with Bill followed her decision to quit The Talk after having an on-air fight with cohost Sheryl.
The longtime daytime talk show host was criticized for what was perceived to be racially insensitive comments she made while defending Piers Morgan’s slam of Meghan Markle.
Piers, the British TV personality, had said that he "didn't believe a word" Meghan said during her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Following his comments, the commentator abruptly departed the long-running Good Morning Britain program.11Sharon and Sheryl got into a heated argument about Piers Morgan's comments regarding Meghan MarkleCredit: Getty Images 11The longtime co-host's comments were criticized from being racially insensitiveCredit: CBS
Sharon addressed her decision to stand by Piers on the March 10 episode of The Talk, which was followed by a verbal fight with Sheryl.
Sharon told her co-hosts: “Why is it that because I supported a longtime friend and work colleague for years, people go ‘well you must be racist because he’s racist.’
“No. I support his freedom of speech. I’m not racist and neither is Piers racist.
"What have I ever said about anybody that’s racist? It’s not within me. It’s not in my soul.”
A source told The Sun following the argument that both sides initially “refused to apologize,” though Sharon later did issue an apology on her Instagram page following the argument.11Sharon posted an apology following the fight on InstagramCredit: CBS Most read in News TVMISFIRETeen Mom Jenelle's husband lets daughter Maryssa 'skip school' to go huntingBIG MOVESTeen Mom Young & Pregnant star Brianna reveals she got her first apartmentLOOK AWAY, DAVID!Teen Mom Jenelle shows off curves in a swimsuit top after ex defends herTALKING SMACKSharon Osbourne slams The Talk costars as ‘disgruntled b****es’get a room!Teen Mom's pregnant Catelynn lusts over Tyler's 'body' on InstagramSCHOOL DAZETeen Mom fans mock Farrah Abraham for spelling 'Harvard' wrong
CBS later announced Sharon had quit the show.
The network said: “Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk.
"The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home."Sharon Osbourne slams The Talk costars as ‘disgruntled b****es’ for racism accusations in Bill Maher interview