Over the weekend, congressional Republicans and Democrats had agreed on the stimulus package, but then Nancy Pelosi flew in from California and shot the measure down, saying House Democrats will now draft their own funding bill; plus, more of today’s top stories in conservative politics.
Could there be a worse time to play politics? Apparently, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) doesn’t think so. Not only that, but the Democrat-leaning major media outlets are helping to try to shift blame toward Republicans.
Members of Congress worked over the weekend to hammer out legislation to deliver a stimulus package to Americans ASAP. Reportedly, Republicans and Democrats were in agreement and everything was ready to go, but then Nancy Pelosi flew in from California and shut the deal down.
Let’s not forget that Pelosi was the one that shepherded the impeachment debacle, and it appears she is leading the way for more political power plays and gamesmanship during the worst time for the American people and the US economy.
The NYTimes at first reported the truth, but then became complicit with Democrats by trying to alter public perception of how the stimulus package disintegrated after Pelosi got involved.
But luckily, there were people out there keeping track and taking screenshots of the headlines the NYTimes kept changing to eventually shift the blame on Republicans.
The first headline the NY times posted read: “Democrats Block Action on the $1.8 Trillion Stimulus.”
Apparently this didn’t sit well with their friends in the Democratic Party, so a little bit later the headline changed to: “Democrats Block Action on Stimulus Plan, Seeking Worker Protections.”
But that didn’t go far enough to shift the blame, so the NY times headline shifted a third time to read: “Partisan Divide Threatens Deal on Rescue Bill.”
Not only did the headline change, but so did the truth. There was no partisan divide because it was a bill that Democrats negotiated.
“Who is being ‘partisan?'” observed Elizabeth Harrington, a GOP national spokesperson. “Democrat leaders are blocking a bill negotiated by their own members.”
A majority of mainstream media headlines this morning are still trying to present this false narrative that ignores the fact that Democrats were in agreement until Pelosi rejected the deal.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was livid at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democratic leadership for shooting down a deal that the majority of Democrats had helped negotiate, reach an agreement and were ready to approve.
“Now I changed my vote which gives me the opportunity to move to reconsider at a later time,” McConnell stated. “That’s all I can do in the face of this obstruction.”
“We’ll have this cloture vote again at some point of my choosing, and hopefully some adults will show up on the other side of the room and understand the gravity of the situation,” McConnell concluded.
“Look, I can understand obstruction when you’re trying to achieve something,” McConnell continued. “This obstruction achieves nothing. Nothing whatsoever other than prevents us from getting into a position where there are literally 30 more hours that they could use to continue to dicker.”
“So at a time when the country is crying out for bipartisanship and cooperation — and we saw that over the last 48 hours when regular members of Senate, not in the leadership office, not in the speaker’s office for goodness sakes, she’s the Speaker of the House, not the speaker of the Senate. We don’t have one. We were doing just fine until that intervention.”
Republicans say Pelosi is trying to squeeze in her “wish list” into the legislation, while Democrats are accusing the GOP of creating a “slush fund” to industries.
The “slush fund” Democrats are accusing Republicans over is funding that is allocated to help industries that could crumble during this time, such as US airline and air cargo companies.
Former Arkansas Governor and Republican presidential candidate in 2008 and 2016, Mike Huckabee wrote calling out Democratic leadership for its non-stop criticism and second-guessing of the Trump administration during the evolving crisis.
Mr. Huckabee wrote that Republicans are trying to insert a provision into the stimulus package to allow federal tax dollars to go toward funding abortion clinics. He’s warning that Democrats in the house may try to once again include abortion and other special interests from their wish list into the stimulus bill.
Huckabee said Democrats are continuing to play politics, criticizing Republicans and the president, while not performing any actions on their part to back up their words.