Republicans just upped the ante with their latest coronavirus relief proposal to the tune of $200 billion — but it still is not good enough for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). After President Donald Trump signed off on new a $1.8 trillion package, Pelosi yet again turned it down, calling the GOP’s latest effort “insufficient,” according to the Washington Examiner.
How much longer can Nancy Pelosi’s political career survive these fatal mistakes?
“One step forward”
If you see small businesses being boarded up and your bank account running low, you have only one person to thank. Instead of passing issue-specific legislation, Pelosi wants a $2.4 trillion all-encompassing bill to make headlines — and she’s doing everything she can to make it happen, even holding funding American families, and their small businesses, hostage.
Indeed, Republicans have offered legislation to extend unemployment, additional stimulus checks, and bail out airlines, but Pelosi wants none of it. She’s continued to reject the GOP’s offers, and this weekend was no different.
“At this point, the Trump proposal is insufficient,” the House speaker wrote in a letter to colleagues Saturday.
While Pelosi conceded that the proposal “attempted to address some of the concerns Democrats have in the coronavirus relief negotiations,” she nonetheless maintained that it “amounted to one step forward, two steps back.”
“When the President talks about wanting a bigger relief package, his proposal appears to mean that he wants more money at his discretion to grant or withhold, rather than agreeing on language prescribing how we honor our workers, crush the virus and put money in the pockets of workers,” Pelosi wrote.
The issue really boils down to one thing: Pelosi doesn’t want to give President Trump any wins this close to November’s election. Meanwhile, the Americans who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 are sitting at home wondering, “What about me?”
To Pelosi, we’re all just pawns in a political game. And her Saturday statement made that very clear.
“It is long overdue for Republicans to get serious and work with us to defeat this crisis,” she contended, unbelievably.
Even the Washington Examiner was forced to admit in its report that “[i]t’s looking far less likely that Congress will pass a new coronavirus aid package in 2020.”