U.S. Rep who sought to stall virus aid touts fundraising haul
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie is boasting of his bid to stall a $2.2-trillion coronavirus-relief package and hauling in campaign cash for his stand.
The Kentucky Republican congressman’s campaign said Monday it has raised more than $110,000 over a three-day period that ended Sunday.
Massie drew the spotlight Friday for trying to force a roll call vote on the relief approved by Congress.
Massie said he was trying hold up what he considered to be an unconstitutional vote for a wasteful bill.
But he drew the wrath of President Donald Trump, who denounced the congressman as a “third rate Grandstander.” Massie faces a spirited primary challenge from Todd McMurtry for the 4th District seat.