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Pro-Trump Rep Tried to Use a Reagan Quote to Slam Biden for Relief Package and It Backfired Instantly

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Despite his racist policies and his complete dismissal of a national epidemic, the late former President Ronald Reagan continues to be lionized by the Republican party.

Republican lawmakers praise Reagan's emphasis on small government and credit him with conceiving the principles of today's Republican party.

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH)—a vocal proponent of former President Donald Trump—invoked Reagan in a recent tweet designed to slam President Joe Biden's efforts to provide relief in the face of a pandemic that's killed over 500 thousand Americans.

He compared a Reagan and a Biden quote to do so.

Jordan was decrying the American Rescue Plan, the latest wave of pandemic relief which President Biden signed into law earlier this month. In addition to providing stimulus checks to millions of Americans, it also allocates resources to vaccine rollouts, small business protections, and a slew of other vital provisions.

The bill passed without a single Republican vote, despite its widespread popularity among American voters, slamming it as a Democratic wish list. Jordan himself falsely claimed that only nine percent of the $1.9 trillion package had to do with direct virus relief.

His latest attempt to slam Biden by deifying Reagan only ended up discrediting himself.

They strongly disagreed with the common Republican approval of Reagan's legacy.

A recent Morning Consult poll found that 72 percent of Americans support the American Rescue Plan.