Talk about a god complex.
After a top House Republican questioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) refusal to address the violence in her home city, Pelosi exploded in rage, snapping that she is too busy “trying to save the world from coronavirus.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Wednesday that Pelosi, who characterizes herself as a devout Catholic, should speak up against the violence happening in her San Francisco district.
“Today should be a day for celebration,” McCarthy said. “Instead, we’ve recently seen a violent leftwing mob tear down the statue of St. Serra in Speaker Pelosi’s district in San Francisco, California. Given that today is the Feast Day of Saint Junipero Serra, her condemnation of mob violence would be especially timely,” he sniped.
Pelosi slammed McCarthy’s statement, firing back at the Washington Examiner that “I’m trying to save the world from coronavirus. I have no interest in McCarthy, who hasn’t had the faintest idea of our dynamic in our district.”
Pelosi’s idea of “saving the world” from the virus is centered around her coronavirus stimulus bill, the HEROES Act, which she pushed through the House in mid-May. However, it’s been stalled by the GOP-controlled Senate since then.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) dismissed Pelosi’s bill as a “Democrat wishlist” at the time and said that the Senate will return to coronavirus-related legislative proposals after the chamber’s Independence Day break.
McConnell’s dismissal has infuriated Pelosi, who — along with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) –sent a scathing letter to McConnell criticizing the GOP’s decision to prioritize judicial confirmations over Pelosi’s bloated economic “rescue” package.
“Now is the time for action, not continued delays and political posturing,” Pelosi and Schumer hyperventilated. “We are outraged that instead of holding bipartisan, bicameral negotiations during the June work period, you chose to prioritize the confirmation of rightwing judges and several Republican-led committees devoted precious time to chasing President Trump’s wild conspiracy theories.”