A new report shows as many as 27 million seniors will be the first victims of MAGA Republican hostage-taking
As Lori Chavez-DeRemer and MAGA extremists in Congress continue to hold the nation hostage, refusing to negotiate in good faith to avert a job-killing default, a new Washington Post report highlights that Republican brinkmanship would hurt America’s oldest and most vulnerable seniors first.
The first wave of Social Security payments on June 2 – just a day after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s warned X-date – are in danger of being missed. These payments go to retirees over 88, people with disabilities, and seniors with low incomes.
DCCC spokesperson Jacob Haythorn:
“Lori Chavez-DeRemer would prefer a default over a bipartisan deal, and now it’s clear that her brinkmanship would devastate our most vulnerable seniors who rely on their earned Social Security benefits to survive. Chavez-DeRemer has bowed to the most extreme members of her Conference and because of her inability to stand up to her Party, our seniors will pay the price for her recklessness.”