Senate Republicans cringe at Trump's stimulus negotiations

The coronavirus stimulus talks between Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin have been excruciating. But they’ll fuel an even more painful firefight within the GOP if the speaker and Treasury secretary can somehow get a deal.The bulk of the Senate GOP is resistant to the spending numbers being tossed around by Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Mnuchin, meaning a majority of Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate would likely vote against a deal in the ballpark of $2 trillion. And that’s if the legislation even comes up at all.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said only the Senate would “consider” any such agreement, with no promise of a floor vote or whether it would have his support. He offered no more specificity to reporters on Monday.It is quite unusual for the Trump administration to negotiate legislation that turns off most members of Congress in President Donald Trump’s own party. If all Senate Democrats

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