Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a close ally to President Trump, was among several GOP senators voicing concern or outright opposition to the idea on Thursday, even as McConnell unveiled the trillion-dollar stimulus plan that would be the starting point for negotiations with Democrats. McConnell called for those talks to start on Friday, and senators said the situation was so dire they must not recess until they reached a deal to pass it.

“We are facing the abyss,” said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). “We are facing circumstances for which there is no playbook.”

A number of economists have predicted that the U.S. economy is plunging into a recession and that the unemployment rate could spike because many Americans are staying home for

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