By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 12-30-20
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled Dec. 30 that the Senate would not be voting on the House-passed Bill (H.R. 9051) providing $2,000 COVID-19 relief check – a figure suggested by President Trump – essentially adding the poison pill of Sec. 230 to any vote on such relief, something Democrats signaled they weren’t going to support.
The Senate Majority Leader basically said that if the Democrats – and some Republicans – wanted that extra money, it would need to be tied to the elimination of Big Tech’s Section 230 immunity from civil liability for moderation of third–party online posts and a review of election security, which the president, in agreeing to sign the COVID–19 aid and omnibus funding bills he had issues with, said were his priorities.
The president vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act in part because it failed to include language addressing Section 230. » Read More