House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed to include a way to guarantee federal funding for abortion into the Coronavirus response bill.
According to the Daily Caller, White House officials alleged Pelosi tried to sneak in several provisions that favored Democrats and stalled bipartisan efforts during her negotiations with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
Speaking to the Daily Caller, those officials alleged that while negotiating the stimulus with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Pelosi tried to lobby for “several” provisions that stalled bipartisan commitment to the effort. One was a mandate for up to $1 billion to reimburse laboratory claims, which White House officials say would set a precedent of health spending without protections outlined in the Hyde Amendment.
The Hyde Amendment blocks clinics that perform abortions from receiving federal funding, and Democrats have pushed the Trump administration to end it since he was elected in 2016.
“A new mandatory funding stream that does not have Hyde protections would be unprecedented,” one White House official explained. “Under the guise of protecting people, Speaker Pelosi is working to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent covering abortion — which is not only backwards, but goes against historical norms.”
Politico reported that the Hyde Amendment provision was removed from the Coronavirus response bill.
The two sides resolved issues over federal funding of abortion in a separate bill that will also hit the floor, Politico reported.
Tyrant Pelosi on Thursday made it clear during her weekly presser that it’s her way or nothing when it comes to addressing the Coronavirus.
Pelosi smacked her hand on the lectern as she told reporters that she is not willing to negotiate with Republicans and work with them on a Coronavirus response bill.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pushed back on Pelosi and let her know the Republicans were not going to support a Coronavirus bill that included federal funding for abortion and other left-wing causes.
A “my way or the highway” approach is not the right way to handle a serious health epidemic, McCarthy said.
We owe it to the American people to get this right, and I am confident that if we come together as adults, we can act responsibly in the next 48 hours.
But a “my way or the highway” approach is not the right way to handle a serious health epidemic. pic.twitter.com/bDWd0G8ug0
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) March 12, 2020
Never forget that Nancy Pelosi held up a vote on Coronavirus two weeks ago so that Democrats could run ads against Republicans on Super Tuesday.
Then she tried to ram federal funding for abortion into an important Coronavirus bill — Pelosi is truly evil.