Did Nancy Pelosi admit to stopping Covid-19 relief checks to hurt Donald Trump? Internet says ‘she should resign’
The White House had earlier made a very 'generous offer' of a $1.6 trillion relief package while Speaker Pelosi was seeking $2.4 trillion
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brought in a ray of hope for Americans reeling under pandemic. The politician gave a positive view of the prospects for a Covid-19 relief bill of less than $1 trillion with a separate $1.4 trillion government-wide spending bill on December 4 while addressing a press meet.
As per reports, Pelosi mentioned to reporters that she and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are working in tandem on a plan to reach an agreement on a massive spending bill and to add Covid-19 relief to it. Pelosi mentioned an impartial and mediated plan is being finalized by senators. However, the relief bill is a significant retreat from where Democrats stood before the election demanding a bigger relief package of about $2.2trillion that Pelosi also supported earlier.
“It’s a good product,” Pelosi said. “It’s not everything we want”, she added on the present bill. She mentioned that the upcoming arrival of vaccines and President-elect Joe Biden’s victory are a “game-changer” that ought to ensure more aid next year and probably some relief from the pandemic. She referred to the bill as a bridge “until the inauguration and the emergence of the vaccine.”
MEAWW reported that the White House made a very "generous offer" of a $1.6 trillion relief package while Speaker Pelosi was seeking $2.4 trillion. Now as Pelosi had agreed to consider an aid bill for less than $1 trillion when she had previously rejected the Republican and White House proposal of a $1.6 trillion bill, she was questioned by a reporter as to why she agreed now on lower figures. In response, Pelosi shot back, “Don’t characterize what we did before as a mistake as a preface to your question if you want an answer.”
The California congresswoman stated that her decision at that time “was not a mistake,” reiterating that “with a Democratic president committed to a scientific solution for this, with the idea that we will have a vaccine, it’s a complete game-changer", this time.
Earlier this week, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said a nearly $900 billion aid package would be the grounds of negotiations on the Covid-19 relief bill and have now embraced a $908 billion measure as reported by Fox. “The $908 billion measure would establish a $300 per week jobless benefit, send $160 billion to help state and local governments, boost schools and universities, revive popular ‘paycheck protection’ subsidies for businesses, and bail out transit systems and airlines. The second round of $1,200 stimulus checks, pushed by both Trump and Pelosi, are not expected to be included in the $908 billion”, Fox wrote on the incentives that the proposed bill will provide.
How as Pelosi has backtracked and supported a lower figure bill, Republican Leader Kevin Mcarthy took to Twitter to slam her. Mcarthy who is the Representative of California's 23rd District in the House of Representatives claimed on December 4, “Nancy Pelosi admitted today that she held up COVID aid for months to try to hurt President @realDonaldTrump, yet the people she hurt the most are American workers and small businesses.”
He also posted the video where Pelosi cited the reason for agreeing on a smaller package of $908 billion rather than $2.4 trillion. Pelosi can be heard saying how Biden’s win and the news of vaccines arrival will be a game-changer. She alluded to how these two events will provide a respite to Americans and so a lower aid was decided. However, many on the Internet do not agree with Pelosi have an opinion that she deliberately vouched for a big bill earlier to hurt President Donald Trump’s presidency as Mcarthy also pointed out. On the other front, many support Pelosi and believe in her reasoning of standing for the present bill.
A user wrote against Pelosi, “She does not care àbout the children and families she is hurting.” Another concurred, “The damage she’s done by withholding aid should qualify her for impeachment.” Another incensed user wrote: “She should be forced to resign!”. A user blamed Pelosi for holding back a relief package for long. “We been waiting for a stimulus check for about 7 months but Pelosi didn't take the $1.9 trillion dollars if she would have taken it we the American people would have stimulus checks right now.” One user came in support of Pelosi, “When exactly did she say that? I think in the Biden era we are going for civility. No more "trumpy" put-downs, or name-calling. Let's act like representatives of our nation and remember who you work for. We the People. We the people voted against that hate.”
She does not care àbout the children and families she is hurting— Linda Dunphe (@LindaDunphe6) December 4, 2020
The damage she’s done by withholding aid should qualify her for impeachment.— Chad 🇺🇸 (@CNibbz) December 4, 2020
She should be forced to resign!— judi gorgacz (@judigorgacz) December 4, 2020
we been waiting for a stimulus check for about 7 months but Pelosi didn't take the $1.9 trillion dollars if she would have taken it we the American people would have stimulus checks right now— Robert Soto (@RobertS36344981) December 5, 2020
When exactly did she say that? I think in the Biden era we are going for civility. No more "trumpy" put downs, or name calling. Let's act like representatives of our nation and remember who you work for. We the People. We the people voted against that hate.— Thatguyreally? (@Thatguyreally1) December 4, 2020
These remarks were made by the Internet and individual organizations, MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and nor does it support these claims being made on the Internet.