A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing told the bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev she could walk and that he took nothing from her.
“In a world where the guy who did this to me is getting a stimulus check right now,” a woman with prosthetic legs named Celeste, shared in a video Wednesday by Republican Florida Rep. Brian Mast. (RELATED: Boston Marathon Bombing Film To Premiere At Hospital That Treated Victims)
“All I have to say is fuck you, cause I can walk,” she added. “You didn’t take anything from me.”
My friend Celeste is a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.
President Biden just sent the bomber who blew off her legs a stimulus check.
Here’s her message pic.twitter.com/LrMKvsFypn
— Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) March 18, 2021
“My friend Celeste is a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing,” Mast captioned his post on social media showing the woman walking across a gym floor. (RELATED: Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Runs First Marathon Since Losing Her Leg)
It’s unclear whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has received a stimulus check, despite Mast’s claim that he did. However, Tsarnaev is eligible to receive one.
Republican Wisconsin Rep. Bryan Steil recently introduced legislation to prevent federal prisoners from receiving the $1,400 stimulus check included in the COVID-19 relief bill, according to an exclusive report by The Daily Caller’s Henry Rodgers.
The bill, H.R. 1953, or the No Taxpayer-Funded Checks for Prisoners Act, would amend the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to make sure inmates in federal prison do not receive “tax-payer funded checks.”
“The American people deserve to know what’s actually included in Speaker Pelosi’s $1.9 trillion liberal spending wish list,” Steil told the Daily Caller.
“Regardless of ideology or political party, we should all agree that sending taxpayer-funded checks to prisoners has nothing to do with coronavirus relief,” he added. “Prisoners currently incarcerated are not concerned about covering rent or losing their job due to COVID.”