House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is pushing hard to get her HEROES act, the latest coronavirus stimulus package packed Democrat pet projects, approved by the Senate.
She accused Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of wasting time in pursuing other priorities, but she just got the news that McConnell will no longer allow her to bully the Senate into bowing to her demands.
“After the impeachment, you are not in a position to be lecturing us about what the appropriate use of Senate time it,” McConnell said with finality in a Friday interview with Fox’s Martha McCallum.
Mind you, Pelosi had no problem wasting precious time when it came to approving desperately-needed rescue funds for small businesses in April.
Now, with the Senate pursuing subpoenas for a consulting firm linked to the Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings in order to get to the bottom of Hunter Biden’s role in the company, Pelosi suddenly is desperate to move quickly and efficiently.
McConnell dismissed Pelosi’s cries of “political retribution,” and said that the Senate is planning to charge ahead with the new investigation.
“There was a lot of apparent misbehavior going on in the opening of those investigations, into General [Michael] Flynn and others,” McConnell explained.
“So, [Sen.] Ron Johnson [R-Wis.], the head of [the] Homeland Security [Committe] has got subpoenas out for Hunter Biden, and Lindsey Graham the chairman of the Judiciary Committee has laid out a series of hearings and people he wants to call to come testify.”