House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy ripped the Democratic Party’s latest Coronavirus relief package Monday; saying far-left lawmakers are using the crisis to “enforce their socialism” and other liberal policies.
“It’s really sickening that the Democrats are using this opportunity to enforce their socialism,” McCarthy told Fox News. “Remember, what is this bill that they just passed on Friday? Well, it’s about pot, it’s about prisoners, it’s about politicizing election law, prioritizing illegal immigrants and pensions.”
“These are all things that are socialist wish lists that they’ve been trying to pass long before COVID ever came to this land, and that’s exactly what they’re trying to do, knowing that it will not go anywhere,” McCarthy added.
“But what you’ve seen in the House is not something designed to deal with reality but designed to deal with aspirations. This is not a time for aspirational legislation,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “This is a time for practical response to the coronavirus pandemic.”
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Source: Washington Examiner
BLAME GAME: Fancy Nancy Blames GOP for ‘Delaying the Bill’ After ‘Congratulating’ Dems for Blocking Aid
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi bizarrely blamed Sen. Mitch McConnell for blocking Coronavirus relief aid after “congratulating” Democrats in obstructing previous bills to help small businesses.
“We were very pleased that the Senate finally accepted the fact that we needed more money for testing, for hospitals, for smaller businesses… It took them a couple of weeks, but they finally did. This is the fourth bill that we’re passing,” said Pelosi.
“Mitch McConnell likes to say that we delayed the bill. No, he delayed the bill…So he was the one wasting time,” she added.
Unreal, Nancy Pelosi blames Mitch McConnell for delaying the latest Wuhan coronavirus relief bill: "Mitch McConnell likes to say that we delayed the bill. No, he delayed the bill…So he was the one wasting time." pic.twitter.com/DUE2spL7n0
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Pelosi publicly “congratulated” Senate Democrats this week after the lawmakers blocked a $250 billion relief bill aimed at American small businesses struggling during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Last week, they asked for a quarter of a trillion dollars in 48 hours. I said, ‘I don’t think so.’ … So, Chuck Schumer and I, this all happened on the Senate side, I congratulate the Senate Democrats. They went to the floor when McConnell asked for his $250 billion, and they objected,” said Pelosi.
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DEAL NEARLY DONE? White House, Senate Leaders Agree to $2 Trillion Stimulus Package, Bill Heads to House
The White House and leaders in the US Senate agreed to a $2 trillion stimulus package to help businesses impacted by the Coronavirus Wednesday; unveiling a sweeping bipartisan plan to shore-up the economy and protect American workers.
“The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic,” reports the Associated Press.
“To the American people, we say, big help, quick help is on the way,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
The proposal now heads to the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.
“House Democrats will now review the final provisions and legislative text of the agreement to determine a course of action,” said Speaker Pelosi.
“After days of intense discussions, the Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement on a historic relief package for this pandemic,” said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “It will rush new resources onto the front lines of our nation’s health care fight. And it will inject trillions of dollars of cash into the economy as fast as possible to help Americans workers, families, small businesses and industries make it through this disruption and emerge on the other side ready to soar.”
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Source: Associated Press