Sen. Rick Scott: Gov. Cuomo’s Decision to Send $15,000 Checks to Illegal Aliens is a Shameful Misuse of American Taxpayer Dollars

April 8, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after the State of New York s plans to spend $2.1 billion to provide up to $15,600 to illegal aliens who lost work during the pandemic. New York is using funding it received from President Biden’s wasteful, untargeted $1.9 trillion “COVID” spending bill, which dedicated less than 10% of its overall price tag to fighting COVID-19, and included $360 billion for state and local bailouts that predominantly benefits liberal states. Senator Scott has led the fight against wasteful blue state bailouts and repeatedly voiced his strong opposition to this reckless spending.

Senator Rick Scott said, “The federal government should reimburse states and local governments for expenses related to COVID-19 response, but it is irresponsible and reckless of Biden and the Democrats to take billions from American taxpayers and use it for handouts so liberal politicians like Andrew Cuomo in New York can fund their radical priorities. New York’s decision to take taxpayer money from citizens of fiscally responsible states like Florida and send $15,600 checks to illegal aliens is unfathomable. It is a disgusting and shameful misuse of taxpayer dollars. Every American should be outraged that Joe Biden and New York liberals are using their taxpayer money to flout our laws.

“Andrew Cuomo and Democrats in New York must answer to American taxpayers on how this is even legal. As our nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, this insane plan cannot be allowed to move forward.”