A GOP-aligned powerhouse group, Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), exposed hypocrisy from Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Michigan on coronavirus relief.
Coronavirus relief talks are stalled at the hands of Democrats, as Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer continue to torpedo stimulus packages introduced by Senate Republicans. Speaker Pelosi is adamant that Democrats will not come to the negotiating table and refuses to concede any of the liberal wish-list items present in Democrats’ versions of relief packages. Speaker Pelosi has received pushback from frustrated members of her caucus, including the “moderate” Democrats, who have pushed the speaker to compromise with Republicans in the name of delivering relief to Americans in need.
Rep. Slotkin is a member of the bipartisan problem solver’s caucus, and helped craft COVID-19 relief with input from both parties, as Americans are “desperate” for additional stimulus:
People are hope-hungry. They are desperate for Congress to do its job, and pass a COVID relief bill.— Rep. Elissa Slotkin (@RepSlotkin) September 16, 2020
I was proud to join my colleagues in the @ProbSolveCaucus to announce a bipartisan COVID relief framework.
And I stand by it. Because this is our mission, our responsibility. pic.twitter.com/tLuXyX0Zsg
Rep. Slotkin vowed to stay in Washington until a relief package was passed, but left town less than an hour after promising to remain in D.C. to hopefully work out a deal:
.@RepSlotkin told CNN she wasn’t going home from DC without a deal on COVID relief.— Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC) September 18, 2020
Less than 40 minutes later, @ElissaSlotkin was at the DCA airport where she refused to answer why she was headed home without a deal.https://t.co/EhjELMpMBl
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