President Donald Trump called out Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) after Massie objected to voting on the $2 trillion stimulus bill with a voice vote. Massie has been the United States Representative for Kentucky's 4th congressional district since 2012.
"Looks like a third rate grandstander named @RepThomasMassie, a Congressman from a truly GREAT State, Kentucky, wants to vote against the new Save Our Workers Bill in congress," Trump tweeted on Friday. "He just wants the publicity. He can't stop it, only delay, which is both dangerous......"
Looks like a third rate Grandstander named @RepThomasMassie, a Congressman from, unfortunately, a truly GREAT State, Kentucky, wants to vote against the new Save Our Workers Bill in Congress. He just wants the publicity. He can’t stop it, only delay, which is both dangerous......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
Trump also tweeted that it was like "HELL" to work with Democrats while also admitting Republicans "had to give up some stupid things in order to get the 'big picture' done."
Massey later defended himself by tweeting a long thread of tweets, one of which he states "This bill should have been voted on much sooner in both the Senate and House and it shouldn't be stuffed full of Nancy Pelosi's pork - including $25 million for the Kennedy center, grants for the National Endowment for the Humanities and Arts, and millions more."
(1/11)I swore an oath to uphold the constitution, and I take that oath seriously.— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) March 27, 2020
In a few moments I will request a vote on the CARES Act which means members of Congress will vote on it by pushing “yes” or “no” or “present.”