Far-left members of the House of Representatives signaled they plan to vote “no” Friday on the Democrats’ $3 trillion spending package because it fails to guarantee healthcare during the national Coronavirus crisis.
“At least four progressive House Democrats have announced plans to vote against the $3 trillion coronavirus relief package their party will bring forward for a vote Friday,” reports the Hill.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 15, 2020
From The Hill:
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) said in a statement Friday that she will be voting “no” on the bill because among other things, the legislation does not guarantee “affordable and accessible health care for everyone,” guarantee enough forgivable loans to minority-owned small businesses and doesn’t safeguard pensions.
“At the core, our response from Congress must match the true scale of this devastating crisis. The Heroes Act —while it contains many important provisions — simply fails to do that,” said Jayapal, who co-chairs the Progressive Caucus.
Jayapal is also part of the “Unity Task Force” focused on pushing progressive ideas in former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
Read the full report here.
FANCY NANCY in FEB: ‘Everything is Fine Here, Come to Chinatown, All is Well!’
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continued to attack President Trump’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic this week; ignoring her previous comments from just weeks ago when she declared “all is well!”
“Everything is fine,” she said. “All is well.” “Come to Chinatown… We just want everybody not to be afraid to come to Chinatown.”
Nancy Pelosi went to Chinatown on February 24 and urged Americans to shop and eat there.
"Everything is fine," she said. "All is well."
"Come to Chinatown… We just want everybody not to be afraid to come to Chinatown." pic.twitter.com/SI9EELciYx
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Pelosi was left speechless Friday when asked why her party is opposing emergency relief for small businesses; launching an incoherent rant about Sen. Mitch McConnell and local hospitals.
“Can you explain to those small businesses? They now feel that they’re in limbo and don’t understand why you’d be refusing this money now?” asked a reporter from C-SPAN.
“Well…. the… um… It’s clear, to my understanding…. When we talk to McConnell, he says we should do some of that, but he says let’s see how the money out there is working for local hospitals before we do more… but let’s not see how things are working… with small businesses,” responded Pelosi.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 16, 2020
Listen to Pelosi’s comments above.
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
Watch Pelosi’s shocking comments above.