As the battle against coronavirus in the U.S. intensifies, the battle within the Senate over a bill that would provide emergency relief to Americans has also heated up.
Democrats are obstructing bills designed to provide economic relief for Americans. Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld called this behavior out on Monday, declaring that “politics is the invisible virus that is going to beat us.”
Republicans are working hard to pass a bill that will relieve all sectors of the American economy during widespread shutdowns.
Tuesday marks the second time bipartisan efforts have failed because of the partisan demands of Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have worked together to block the proposed relief plan because it supposedly doesn’t do enough for workers.
The reality is Democrats are blocking aid to Americans around the nation because they see it as an opportunity to advance their long-held political agenda.
“Republicans understand that a national crisis calls for urgency and calls for bipartisanship. It’s time for Democrats to stop playing politics and step up to the plate. We’re at war with no ammo. Democrats are talking about this as if it is some juicy political opportunity. This is not a juicy political opportunity,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday.
Gutfeld slammed the posturing within Congress, pointing out, “we are not in a time of luxury where you can hone this package to an ideal thing. When a firefighter is facing a blaze, does he stop and go ‘Hey, excuse me, is that mineral or tap water?’ You get the hose and you point it at the fire. This relief package is the hose … the water that we need.”
“We see how politics undermines everything. Oddly, politics is the invisible virus that is going to beat us. It is not going to be coronavirus. If this keeps us from getting the stimulus or the relief package for the economy then we are all screwed,” Gutfeld concluded.
Pelosi is leveraging the coronavirus relief proposal to fulfill a political wish list that the Republican-controlled Senate would never consider passing.
The House speaker attempted to inject poison pills like environmental regulations for airlines and ballot harvesting into the bill, things that have nothing to do with the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Democrats also demanded that more federal funding be made available to abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
These despicable actions must be remembered by all come November. Democrats are willing to throw Americans under the bus to further their own agenda. American families need relief more than Democrats need more environmental regulations, and Congress could do with a reminder that they work for us, not the other way around.