But when there is a 50/50 split, the Vice President decides the difference. That means Mitch McConnell can't shelve anything anymore. All that legislation he's been simply shelving and not allowing on the floor for a vote, which is how he controlled things, is over if Ossoff wins.
That is McConnell's only power. I'll take whatever happens when it comes to the votes. It's simply getting legislation we need on the floor for a vote that matters.
You have to remember, most people are told and believe that McConnell doesn't let bills come up for a vote because they're not "for the republican base".
Now, once 2000 dollar checks comes to the floor, the republicans will have to vote against it to appease McConnell. They're not going to do that.
It's one thing to go on your local news and say, "I'd love to vote for 2000 dollar checks but the democrats aren't letting us vote on it".
It's another thing entirely for it to come to the floor, you vote against it, then you have to go on the local news to explain why.
Republicans don't like details. They're too simple minded for that. All they know is they didn't get 2000 dollars and they're told it's the democrats fault and they believe it. When it gets put on the floor, you watch. Republicans will cave like a house of cards in an earthquake and vote for it. They'll have to, regardless of what McConnel says.