Nancy Pelosi exposed her petty partisan extremism to the entire world.
Even CNN couldn’t save her from herself.
Nancy Pelosi got destroyed with a shocking question she wasn’t ready for.
Before the November elections, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made no effort to compromise with Republicans to provide coronavirus aid.
She didn’t have any reasonable explanation for her actions and it became clear that she was just trying to delay aid unnecessarily until after the election.
This cost her big and she lost a number of congressional seats, and the Senate majority will be decided by the Georgia runoff elections.
Pelosi was questioned by a CNN reporter on Sunday on why she would accept a smaller stimulus package now, when she wouldn’t accept a much larger deal from the Trump administration that was offered before the election.
“Pelosi wouldn’t answer my question about why the $900 billion deal is more acceptable to her than the $1.8 trillion offer Mnuchin made to her this fall,” CNN’s Manu Raju said. “Pelosi wouldn’t call on me at the press conference, which is becoming a pattern, even though just five reporters were there. She left the press conference as I asked her the question. And she ignored my question in the hallway as well.”
“Asked again in the hallways why this proposal is more acceptable than the Mnuchin plan, Pelosi didn’t respond. But Schumer, who was walking with her in the hallway, said: ‘Ask Mitch McConnell,’” Raju continued. “It’s true that McConnell and Senate Republicans objected to Mnuchin’s $1.8 trillion plan, but so did Pelosi, who said in October: ‘This proposal amounted to one step forward, two steps back.’”
When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Sunday that he had secured a deal to help struggling Americans, he took the chance to blast the Democratic leadership for delaying for so long.
“I’m glad we’ve gotten this done,” McConnell said. “My Democratic colleagues and I have had good discussions this past week. Both parties have a lot to be proud of. But I really regret that some on the Democratic side decided that partisan presidential politics were more important than getting urgent and noncontroversial relief out the door much, much sooner — to families who have needed this help badly. The progress of this past week could have happened in July, or in August, or in September, or in October. Senate Republicans were advocating for a package just like this one, all along, in real time. I just wish our partners on the other side had put political calculations aside and worked with us to make this happen a long time ago.”
Pelosi has no answer for why she stalled on providing aid because there is no good answer she can give.
She failed the American people and the Democrats should be held accountable for their behavior in the midterm elections.
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