During an epic floor speech, Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw unleashed on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for blocking a new COVID-19 package that would greatly help the American people.
“She said the quiet part out loud,” Crenshaw slammed. “This was never about what was best for the American people, never about honest policy disagreement, it was about preventing President Trump getting any credit. It’s about politics.”
Check out what the Post Millennial reported:
Pelosi has come under fire in the past week after she expressed approval for a coronavirus relief package which was significantly smaller than the one supported by President Trump. Pelosi had previously demanded that the coronavirus relief package proposed be larger than Republicans proposed.
When asked why she supported a smaller relief package while initially demanding a larger one, Pelosi responded “new President.”
Crenshaw went on to deride coronavirus pandemic-related lockdowns, alleging them to be unconstitutional, citing Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, and that they “destroy the lives” of Americans.
The Congressman also took aim at Democrats who have ignored pandemic-related lockdown rules while encouraging others to follow them, pointing to an incident in September where Pelosi was caught without a mask getting her hair done in San Francisco. “It’s time to stand up against the hypocrisy of these so-called leaders,” Crenshaw declared.
The comments from Crenshaw were very similar to those of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who on Wednesday, blasted Pelosi as she continues to block COVID-19 funding.
The comments from McConnell also come after Pelosi admitted that she purposely blocked COVID funding and wouldn’t agree to a smaller bill unless Joe Biden is in office.
The Daily Caller reports:
McConnell explained, during a floor speech Wednesday, the efforts and offers Republicans have made to try and get a relief bill passed. Pelosi said Friday she would accept a coronavirus stimulus package after months of stalled negotiations, however, she declined a $916 billion coronavirus relief proposal that was offered by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and supported by President Trump.
The relief proposal would have given $600 direct payment for individuals and $1,200 for couples, according to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. McConnell ripped Pelosi for refusing the offer and other offers throughout the ongoing pandemic.
“In September, we tried something else — a targeted effort to send hundreds of billions of dollars for the PPP, vaccine development, and other priorities. Every Democrat voted to block us from even debating it. And they did it a second time in October. Last week, after speaking with the Administration, I made yet another overture. The Democratic Leader said no thanks,” McConnell started.
“And just yesterday, the Speaker and the Democratic Leader brushed off two different overtures in the space of about two hours! I suggested that both sides drop what seem to be the most controversial demand in the eyes of our counterparts. Democrats continue to oppose common-sense legal protections that university presidents have been begging for and Republicans see no need to send huge sums of money to state and local governments whose tax revenues have actually gone up,” McConnell said.
“Negotiating 101 suggests we set those two controversial pieces aside and plow ahead with the huge pile of things that we agree on. But that would require both sides to truly want an outcome. Just hours after Democrats poured cold water on that, Secretary Mnuchin tried another new tack, and sent over an offer. In a bizarre and schizophrenic press release, the Speaker and the Leader said the Administration was “obstruct[ing]” negotiations… by negotiating,” he added.
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