House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was just completely exposed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as a complete fraud as she attempts to blame GOP legislators for holding up COVID-19 relief.
House Democrats — led by Pelosi — have rejected dozens of GOP-led compromises on desperately-needed economic relief as the virus decimates the economy. Pelosi has attempted to turn the blame back on Republicans while refusing to concede any of her particular pet projects — and it’s backfiring badly.
McCarthy told reporters during a Thursday morning press conference that Pelosi is actively holding Americans hostage in order to “harm” President Trump.
“The speaker of this House has denied the ability to [get] help to the American public, simply because she wanted to determine something would happen in the election, to harm President Trump and him getting re-elected,” McCarthy declared. “But what has happened is American people are hurting. That has got to stop.”
While Pelosi attempts to blame Trump and the GOP for holding up virus relief for months, McCarthy pointed out that Pelosi appears to have no issue addressing other legislative proposals — such as the so-called “Tiger King” bill, which would ban ownership of exotic cats in the US.
“Democrats have focused on cats and cannabis, but not on COVID,” McCarthy said. “You’d think after a humiliating defeat in the ballot box this year … that Democrats would get the picture that Americans are demanding some action on these issues.”
Pelosi has thus far refused to acknowledge that she’s lost any leverage she previously had as nearly a dozen GOP candidates flipped Democrat-held House seats during the 2020 election.
However, Pelosi appears to be tacitly backing down, as she, along with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), announced tentative support for a $908 billion relief deal proposed by the Senate Thursday morning. The $908 billion framework is a far cry from Pelosi’s $2.2 trillion red line, but it appears the pressure may be getting to her after all — but it may be too little too late.
McCarthy isn’t letting up, declaring that “for months, Speaker Pelosi has done nothing to help Americans who are hurting. For more than 40 times Republicans have brought on the floor COVID relief votes that the Democrats have voted against.”