Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi didn’t hold-back when commenting on her party’s goal of expanding unemployment benefits during the Coronavirus pandemic; saying Republicans have a “disdain” for Middle Class Americans.
“While they have a disdain or sort of a condescension toward working people it seems because they don’t trust how they might use the $600. That kind of thing. ‘Oh, they have money to pay the rent. They are just not paying the rent,’” she said.
"This is as big as it gets," says Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as negotiations over the next stimulus bill stall. "A plague that has an impact on our economy and is about the lives of the American people, the livelihood of the American people and the life of our democracy." pic.twitter.com/dzHY1ZsG1r
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) July 30, 2020
“We cannot operate if we’re not even stipulating to a basic set of facts: the people are hurting, that unemployment is high and that we have a way to address this in terms of honoring heroes, testing, tracing, treatment as well as money in the pockets of the American people, being respectful of them and understanding their needs,” she added.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 30, 2020
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FANCY NANCY on SHUTDOWN: ‘This is an Opportunity, Every Crisis Is!’
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi spoke with reporters during her weekly press briefing Thursday morning; saying the Coronavirus is a good “opportunity” to increase Americans access to “care and credit.”
“We have to open the economy, we have to do so in a way that gives more opportunity for access to care, to credit, to opportunity in our country… This is an opportunity, every crisis is!” said Speaker Pelosi.
Yes, you heard that correctly.
Speaker Pelosi just claimed that “every crisis is” an opportunity. pic.twitter.com/e9sUnhAkDj
— GOP (@GOP) May 27, 2020
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed this week that Congressional Republicans have filed a lawsuit to stop Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “unconstitutional proxy voting scheme” during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I just filed a lawsuit in federal court to overturn Speaker Pelosi’s unconstitutional proxy voting scheme. It could allow as few as 20 Representatives to control the votes of 220. This is NOT the representative democracy our Founders envisioned or what our Constitution allows,” posted McCarthy on Twitter.
I just filed a lawsuit in federal court to overturn Speaker Pelosi’s unconstitutional proxy voting scheme.
It could allow as few as 20 Representatives to control the votes of 220. This is NOT the representative democracy our Founders envisioned or what our Constitution allows.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) May 26, 2020
“This week, House Democrats will break over 230 years of precedent and allow Members of Congress to vote by proxy on the House floor,” McCarthy wrote in a separate statement. “This is not simply arcane parliamentary procedure. It is a brazen violation of the Constitution, a dereliction of our duty as elected officials, and would silence the American people’s voice during a crisis.”
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FANCY NANCY: Pelosi Describes Virus Outbreak as a ‘Wonderful Opportunity’ for Her Grandchildren
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi spoke with late-night host James Corden Wednesday from her California home; describing the Coronavirus outbreak as a “wonderful opportunity” for her grandchildren from New York.
“We’re coping pretty well. I have my grandchildren from New York. They have to get up at 5 o’clock in the morning to do their classwork… It is a a wonderful opportunity for them that I wish all children would have,” said Pelosi from her kitchen.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 14, 2020
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