Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi threw a wrench into the bipartisan negotiations for an economic relief package at the very last second, delaying relief for countless Americans suffering from economic distress.
Speaker Pelosi continued to play partisan politics. While the Senate refused cloture on the bipartisan relief package, yet again, Speaker Pelosi gave an address on the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. She demanded that President Trump rescind his lawsuit challenging the landmark law, which is arguably unconstitutional.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls on President Trump to “abandon his lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act.”— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) March 23, 2020
“Instead the president should urge the 14 states who have refused to expand Medicaid, to do so.” https://t.co/mcq32BYbyB pic.twitter.com/povCNK0R7A
Pelosi to Trump on his administration pushing case against the ACA: "I'm urging him today to withdraw from the lawsuit in the Supreme Court."— Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) March 23, 2020
This partisan soliloquy follows the release of Speaker Pelosi's hyper partisan, nonsense stimulus package, which included radical agenda items having absolutely nothing to do with the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic:
These are just some of the unrelated demands Senate Democrats have used to slow relief for workers and families:— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 23, 2020
?? Tax credits for solar and wind energy
?? Special treatment for Big Labor
?? Airlines' emissions standards
This is a crisis. Why is only one side acting like it? pic.twitter.com/MRfnXT1HJ2
Democrats, led by @SpeakerPelosi & @SenSchumer, are blocking emergency relief during this public health and economic crisis.— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) March 23, 2020
They are holding up life-saving aid with demands that the Green New Deal be added to the bill.
This is abhorrent and indefensible.
A global health pandemic, which risks the lives and livelihoods of Americans, is not the time for partisan rancor. Speaker Pelosi showed her true priorities, once again, with these stunts.