Pelosi hijacks Senate virus economic relief bill

March 23, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting Congressional Democrats delaying passage of a Senate virus economic relief bill:

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hijacking the Senate CARES Act in an attempt to extort everything from misguided election law changes to green new deal demands. It is clear that there is no honor in the Democrats who would rather throw our economy into a deep recession, than pass an emergency measure designed to provide a necessary safety net for our nation’s economy.  Pelosi and Schumer’s ploy is akin to a doctor stopping in the middle of an operation and re-negotiating rates.  Having already gotten their priorities met in the first and second bites of the apple, they now are seeking to derail the legislation which sets the restoration of the economy in place.  While many Democrats of Pelosi and Schumer’s age look at the presidency of FDR as the good ole days, it is rare that any of them actually attempt to throw our nation into a depression as their legacy.

“Senator McConnell should force them to vote every single day and once GOP Senators who have been in self-quarantine are able to come to the floor to vote, they should pass a rule that ends the filibuster when the nation is under a national emergency and pass the CARES Act and send it to Pelosi.  Let’s see if vulnerable Democrats will risk national economic destruction and personal political suicide to follow their leftist leader off of a cliff.”


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