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GOP Congressman Says $1,400 Stimulus Should Only Be Given To Citizens Who Take The COVID Vaccine

• National File

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) is receiving widespread criticism Friday for his assertion that a $1,400 stimulus for American citizens should only be given to those who agree to his demand to take the Covid vaccine, claiming that such a restriction would be required for him to support a stimulus relief bill.

"I hope the administration will look at that option because we actually buy something with our $1,400, and that's herd immunity," the 55-year-old Stivers said during an interview with Yahoo Finance.

President Donald Trump authorized the first $1,200 stimulus checks in 2020, prompting the Democrat Party to hop on the bandwagon for even higher payments after noting widespread public support for the stimulus.