House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ‘s weekly press conference went off the rails on Friday when she clashed with a CNN reporter while admitting that she is suddenly ready to push a coronavirus relief bill because we have a “new president”.
Pelosi changes her mood
Pelosi had been criticized for months for not supporting a moderate democratic proposal and instead insisting on more money. The current proposal is $ 908 billion, which is significantly less than the $ 1.5 trillion proposed before the election, according to Fox News. Even Donald Trump’s White House had proposed more than the $ 1.8 trillion package in October, roughly double the size of the package Pelosi now supports.
When asked why she suddenly changed her mind and started supporting a smaller package, Pelosi cited “a new president and a vaccine.” She added that the new proposal has “simplicity, it’s what we had on our bills, it’s for a shorter period of time, but that’s okay now because we have a new president.”
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Derailments at the Pelosi press conference
Things got derailed when a CNN reporter asked if it was a mistake not to accept a scaled-down aid package. That question didn’t go well with 80-year-old Pelosi.
“I’ll tell you something,” she said, pointing a finger. “Don’t characterize what we did before as a mistake, as a preface to your question, when you want an answer. That wasn’t a mistake. It was a choice, and it got us to a place where we can do the right thing without other, say, legislative considerations that we don’t want. “
Although Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had been dragging their feet for months, when they supported the current proposal they changed their minds and suddenly said, “The need to act is immediate.”
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“In the spirit of compromise, we believe that the bipartisan framework introduced by the Senators yesterday should serve as the basis for immediate bicameral bipartisan negotiations,” said a joint statement. “Of course we and others will offer improvements, but the need to act is immediate and we believe that by negotiating in good faith we can come to an agreement.”
Ah, the Democrats’ hypocrisy.
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This piece was written by James Samson on December 4th, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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