House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Monday admitted that Democrats are focused on pushing another Wuhan coronavirus relief bill "without too much conversation."
"I think when they see what we are doing – and it will be big because the problem is big and the needs of the American people are big – that it will be more attention paid to what the Republicans are saying or doing and then a judgment can be made," Pelosi told MSNBC's Chris Hayes. "But I'm optimistic, always. I see everything as an opportunity. The bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity."
Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on the coronavirus: “I see everything as an opportunity”— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) May 12, 2020
Make no mistake about it. Nancy Pelosi is going to use this pandemic to advance the far lefts’ agenda. pic.twitter.com/2XMHeE5kPS
Pelosi touted the fact that four bipartisan Wuhan coronavirus relief bills have been passed but she said it's not enough. Instead, she wants to see the "three pillars" of concern addressed: 1) the need for testing, a vaccine and opening up the economy; 2) the need to honor front line workers by flushing more money into the state and local governments; and 3) giving another direct stimulus to the American people.
"To those who would suggest a pause, I say the hunger doesn't take a pause, the rent doesn't take a pause, the hardship doesn't take a pause, as we see families losing – you said over 80,000 – that's unimaginable and so many infected and so many on unemployment," Pelosi said. "So, have a big need, it's monumental, and therefore it's a great opportunity to say 'Let's work together to get this done.' There's a way to reopen the economy based on science, testing, testing, testing and let's get on with it that's what we're here to do."
Trump is completely out of touch with what families are facing.— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) May 12, 2020
No, we can't take a “pause” on putting money in the pockets of the American people who have been staring down at past due notices for the last months while his special interest friends grow richer. pic.twitter.com/WJueDKXd0g
But the biggest concern is that Democrats are, once again, wanting to jam through legislation without any kind of debate or consensus from Republicans.
"Our participation has been very strong. It's important for us to put forth our bill now without too much conversation with other people," she said. "We're just bringing from the needs of the American people."
Nancy Pelosi on the Democrats’ coronavirus bill: “it's important for us to put forth our bill now without too much conversation”— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) May 12, 2020
Reminder: Pelosi in 2010 on Obamacare: “we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what’s in it....”pic.twitter.com/k7ZuHJ3bVg
If the speaker was so worried about the American people, why did the House convene for a recess at the last minute while the Senate pressed on? If we're in such dire constraints, shouldn't the 435 members of the House stayed to work on behalf of their constituents?
Pelosi has been outspoken about her super left-wing wish list that Democrats are trying to add to their coronavirus relief packages. They've pushed for bogus things, like bailing out the USPS, requiring early voting and upping the federal minimum wage. When she says she "sees everything as an opportunity," she isn't kidding. After all, the Democrats' mantra is to never let a good crisis go to waste.
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