Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not used to flak from the press. But that’s just what she got Sunday night from Lesley Stahl of the CBS program “60 Minutes.”
Lesley Stahl Calls Out Pelosi For COVID Relief Delay: ‘You Held Out For Eight Months' https://t.co/MG4gVjabGW
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FNC: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sparred with Lesley Stahl over stalled coronavirus relief and admitted the Democrats held up aid for eight months in part ‘because there was no respect for our heroes,’ during a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday. Stahl remarked that Pelosi, D-Calif., was not ‘known as a person who compromises ‘after Republicans called her slow-walking ‘despicable.’ ”
“No, I am,” Pelosi retorted. “I’ll compromise. We wanna get the job done. I’m mischaracterized by the Republicans that way, but that’s a tactic that they use. But, we know we want results for the American people.”
When Pelosi claimed Republican stalling held up the bill, “Yours, too,” Stahl responded. Pelosi hit back.
“No, it wasn’t obstruction. … We held it up because there was no respect for our heroes, our state and local health care workers, police and fire, our first responders, our sanitation, transportation, food workers, our teachers, our teachers, our teachers. They would not go down that path. They may have. But it isn’t — it wasn’t a mistake, and I would not, and nobody expects me to, to support something that solidifies injustice in our country.”
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell was having none of it. “I said back in July what the country needed was a package roughly of a trillion dollars focused on kids in school, small businesses, health care providers, and direct cash payments. We started advocating that in July and August. The talks were unproductive, so I essentially put that bill on the floor of the Senate in both September and October. Not a single Democrat supported it. Their view was, give us everything we want or we won’t give you anything you want. It’s noteworthy that at the end they finally gave us what we could have agreed to back in July. I think what held it up was, they did not want to do anything before the presidential election. I think they felt that would disadvantage the president.”