Nancy Pelosi is getting her clock cleaned by Mitch McConnell and the Trump administration and she is about to have a revolt from her left flank if she is not careful.
To that aim, she is defying President Trump’s wishes and is setting up a showdown when the country can least afford one.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) promised the left today a “chunk of money” from the next stimulus bill to help the American people vote by mail.
Pelosi said about the new Intel report, “Well, I’m not surprised. As a member of the Gang of Eight, I watched this whole investigation proceed.”
She added: “It leads you to the question about what does Vladimir Putin have on President Trump personally, politically, financially, in every way?”
She went on, “No matter what the president says, it cannot be denied. But it takes us to the next step.”
“They have also told us 24/7 the Russians are still at work trying to undermine our election.”
“That is why we have to have an important chunk of money in this next bill that will enable us to protect the integrity of our elections, as well as enable the American people to vote by mail, especially at this time of a health danger in going to the polls.”
“This is the lifeblood of our democracy, the vote. So here we are trying to protect the lives of American people, the livelihoods of the American people, and also the life of our democracy.”
“That is what we are going to do in the next bill as well.”
The legislation passed yesterday by the Senate – and which will pass the House tomorrow – includes crucial improvements to the Paycheck Protection Program which ensure more small businesses are able to access the resources they need. #FamiliesFirst @Morning_Joe pic.twitter.com/mRQgBkzm06
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 22, 2020
Tomorrow we’ll find out how many more Americans got laid off in the last week. Those will be on Pelosi.
She wasted two weeks as small business ran out of money to keep employees on the payroll. pic.twitter.com/CJEbYfNVdb
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 22, 2020