The Democrats' Witch-Hunt Against Conservatives Just Ramped Up
The First Black Swan
John Fetterman Has Another Encounter With Pro-Palestinian Protesters
Some of the Reactions to O.J. Simpson's Death Were Wild
Hamas Just Made a Major Announcement...And the Media Is Nowhere to be Found
OJ's Death Permits Racism
What it Takes to be a Good Black Politician or Pundit
The Importance of US-Iraq Relations
Crippling Cyberattack Brings U.S. HealthCare System to a Halt
Trans Activists On The Wrong Side of History
The America First Approach Offers HOPE, Support for Women and Children
The Empire Strikes Again – in Ethiopia
The Threat of Modern School Counselors in Public School
Trump Snaps At Hostile Reporter Who Questioned His Abortion Stance
Dem Denver Mayor: 'We Want to Be a Welcoming City' for Illegal Immigrants

Liz Cheney Rips Speaker Pelosi's Hefty Coronavirus Relief Package

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) criticized House Speaker Pelosi’s COVID relief package, with a nearly $2 trillion price tag, that Cheney characterized as “not targeted, temporary, or related to COVID.”


The Senate passed the hefty package over the weekend and the House is expected to take up the legislation again this week. Cheney noted that Pelosi opted against bipartisanship in the crafting of the package that is full of unnecessary spending.

“It’s a real tragedy when you look at that package, we know that the results of that package are going to be middle-class tax increases, we know for sure that it includes provisions that are not targeted, they’re not temporary, they’re not related to COVID, and it didn’t have to be this way,” Cheney told reporters on Tuesday. “We could have had a bill that was a fraction of the cost of this one that could have gotten bipartisan approval and support, but the Speaker decided to go in another direction. We are going to be saddled with a burden, a spending burden, and a tax burden that is really indefensible from the perspective of what it actually accomplishes."


In addition to the hefty price tag attached to the American Rescue Plan, the legislation disproportionately benefits states that ordered strict, year-long lockdowns during the pandemic, rather than states that opted to reopen economies. The House is expected to pass the package, sending the bill to President Biden’s desk.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos