Nancy Pelosi spent the last two weeks holding late night interviews while sitting at home in her mansion eating gourmet ice cream.
She did this while America’s small business owners were waiting for her to sign an extension to the emergency loan program.
The Trump campaign released a hard-hitting anti-Pelosi ad on Monday.
Americans are losing their jobs since the virus rocked the economy.
Nancy Pelosi blocks funding for people to keep getting paychecks.
But she’s got a $24K fridge full of ice cream, so she’s cool.
“𝑳𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒎.”
– 𝑵𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒚 𝑨𝒏𝒕𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆 pic.twitter.com/6KDurMFJDD
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) April 20, 2020
On Thursday House Democrats lied and tried to blame the Republicans for the delay on Thursday.
Finally, after a 16 day delay Pelosi finally held the vote on Thursday in the US House.
The legislation passed and is heading to the president’s desk.
Pelosi was two weeks late.
Via US News and World Report:
THE HOUSE ON THURSDAY overwhelmingly passed an additional $484 billion in funding for a small business loan program, hospitals and testing, advancing the fourth installment of coronavirus relief to combat a growing public health crisis and remedy an economy in freefall.
The interim funding package, which passed in 388-5, centered on replenishing the depleted Paycheck Protection Program with another $320 billion. The small business loan initiative was created as part of last month’s $2 trillion rescue package to keep employees on payrolls and avert layoffs. But within a few weeks, the program ran out of the initial $350 billion appropriated.
Republicans initially sought funding solely for the small business program with a request for $250 billion. But when they tried to unanimously pass it in early April, Democrats countered and pushed for increased funding for hospitals, testing, states and food assistance programs. After negotiations with the White House, the bill ultimately included $75 billion for hospitals and $25 billion for testing. Additionally, a portion of the new Paycheck Protection Program funds must focus on community banks and lenders and small businesses owned by minorities and women.
“Let's set the record straight. Once Republicans found out the PPP was going to run dry, there was a clean bill to replenish it. Nancy Pelosi didn't go for it. Period. So to say that the delay was Mitch McConnell's fault is just political jiujitsu for Nancy Pelosi.” @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/YUwqxRTUsT
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) April 23, 2020