Dems Rip On Pelosi For Failing To Do Her Job
Pelosi seems to be doing their best to prevent aid from getting to the American people. The GOP has been trying for months now to try and get a corona relief package out to Americans, as many are still struggling during this time of masks and social distancing. Some businesses have adapted but most are still experiencing losses as they try to work around the social guidelines put forth to keep everyone safe. But it seems every bill that the GOP puts forth is being squashed by Pelosi. It's gotten to the point that even her fellow Dems are asking her why she won't work with the GOP to make this happen for the American people.
"Speaker Nancy Pelosi faces growing calls from within her own ranks — including from some of her most vulnerable members — to take quick action on a coronavirus relief bill even if there’s no agreement with Republicans or the White House over the issue."
"Pelosi’s stance is increasingly putting her at odds with moderate members in her caucus, some of whom are growing more vocal in their anger by the day and with less than two months before the election.
A call between the centrist New Democrat Coalition and leadership grew heated Tuesday as Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) defended their posture, even as several lawmakers pleaded for them to change tacks in the coming weeks.
Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) pressed Pelosi on why members wouldn’t stay in town waiting for a deal, to which the speaker told her to “take a poll of your colleagues," according to Democrats on the call. "I'm always here," Pelosi added. And the exchanges only grew stormier after Pelosi dropped off and Hoyer took over.
“My conviction is to actually do my goddamn job and come up with a solution for the American people,” Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), who sits in a GOP-leaning seat, said, according to two sources on the call. “We have to bring something to the floor.”
Hoyer, who has privately pushed the speaker to reconsider her strategy, was sympathetic to the moderates’ concerns but wouldn’t break with Pelosi on the call.
“I don't want to undermine Nancy in any way,” Hoyer said multiple times on the call.
The mixed messaging from the leadership wasn’t cutting it with frontliners, who have spent the last few months facing urgent demands from their constituents for some kind of congressional action to address the twin health and economic crises."
“A skinny deal is not a deal,” Pelosi said on a call with Democratic members Tuesday. “It is a Republican bill.”
It is highly likely that this is intentional. It could be that there is no deal that Pelosi will sign off on as a corona relief package that went out now would give the economy a boost and thereby boost Trump right before the election. But we can only hope that she is not putting her political agenda before the needs of the American people.
So until Pelosi feels like doing her job, Americans, who are struggling to get by during this pandemic, have her to thank for refusing to come to the table and work with the GOP.