House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was just savaged by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday, who implied that Pelosi deserves to be removed from her position of leadership due to her poor handling of COVID-19 relief negotiations.
McEnany did not hold back during a Tuesday appearance on Fox & Friends when asked about White House negotiations with Pelosi in regard to the long-awaited renewal of protections and relief from the economic effects of the virus.
The White House spokesperson called Pelosi “irresponsible” and “disgusting” for her relentless refusal to compromise with GOP negotiators and declared that Pelosi no longer “deserves” to be House Speaker.
“What’s the latest is [Sen.] Joe Manchin (D-WV) needs to go have a discussion with Nancy Pelosi, who has been fundamentally unserious in a way that’s irresponsible and quite frankly, disgusting.” McEnany said. Manchin is a moderate Democrat that often will work with the GOP in order to serve his constituents.
“She resumes the House, puts the House back in session, and one of the bills she puts forward about legalizing marijuana,” McEnany blazed. “About going after Tiger King and regulating the use of tigers instead of focusing on the American people and the relief that’s needed. Her stimulus bill was chock full of guess what, mail-in voting regulations to try to secure Democrat power in the halls of Congress.”
Pelosi has rejected dozens of Senate GOP and White House proposals for COVID-19 relief since the first package was passed in the Spring of 2020, blatantly holding the American people and millions of small businesses hostage in her attempts to use this crisis to accomplish her partisan wishlist.
In fact, House Democrats — led by Pelosi — blocked an extension of small business relief in mid-November for the fortieth time since August because Democrats can use the desperate situation small businesses have been placed in as leverage to force the GOP to agree to spend vast amounts of money on Pelosi’s pet projects.
“While this president said Nancy Pelosi, you won’t negotiate with me? Well, guess what? I’ll do protections from evictions. I’ll do more funding for unemployment insurance via executive order,” McEnany said. “He’s been serious while Nancy Pelosi has been derelict in her duty, and she does not deserve to be speaker ever again.”