Senator Dick Durbin offered a rebuke to Senator Ted Cruz over who would get $1,400 stimulus checks.
"The statement of the senator from Texas is just plain false," Durbin said.
Senator Dick Durbin on Saturday offered a searing rebuttal to claims made by Senator Ted Cruz about undocumented immigrants getting stimulus checks, as part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
Cruz on Saturday morning had proposed an amendment to the bill, seeking to block some $1,400 stimulus checks that he said would be sent to "every illegal alien in America.".
Durbin said: "Let me be clear, undocumented immigrants do not have social security numbers, and they do not qualify for stimulus relief checks, period.
Durbin was referencing the $900 billion stimulus package approved by the Senate in December then signed by President Donald Trump.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Durbin said Cruz had been trying to "rile people up over something that's not true.". »