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GOP Senator Blasted for Calling Pandemic a Mere ‘Interlude’ That Interrupted the Trump Tax Cut Economy

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U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is being blasted for his tweet responding to the huge employment numbers released Friday morning. The economy gained 850,000 jobs, far more than expected.

But to the seven-term Republican from Iowa, this isn’t a recovery from a devastating 18 month pandemic that killed 620,000 Americans. No, the pandemic (which still very much exists) was a mere “interlude” that momentarily interrupted the Trump tax cut economy:

Many immediately expressed outrage, both over his dismissal of the human loss of life and over his usurpation of Biden’s work – especially the Recovery Act, which no Republican voted for.