Pelosi: GOP Has ‘No Right’ To Thank Health Workers While Rejecting Extra Relief Funds

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces in a press conference on January 15, 2020 that the House would vote on sending the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate. (Photo by Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) slammed Republicans on Monday for resisting extra spending on COVID-19 relief efforts as Congress works to hammer out a new bipartisan package addressing the economically disastrous pandemic.

“They complain, they say, ‘Oh, it’s too much money,’” Pelosi told MSNBC host Craig Melvin, pointing out that Republicans “didn’t mind” injecting trillions of dollars into the national debt in 2017 for the massive tax cuts that primarily benefited the wealthy.

“They have no right, they have no authority, to thank our first responders and our health care workers and our frontline people in this fight against the pandemic unless we’re willing to support them,” the House speaker said. “The HEROES Act, named for them, does precisely that.”

Pelosi also stated that she was “very afraid of where we are now” because of the Trump administration’s “ignorance” on the virus that continues to explode in hot spots across the country.

Congress and the White House are currently in negotiations over the next round of aid to Americans and U.S. businesses that’ve taken major financial hits from the pandemic. The Democrat-led House passed a sweeping $3 trillion package in May with funds for hazard pay and child care for health care workers, but both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and President Donald Trump shot it down.

“Dead on arrival,” Trump said at the time. “Of course, Nancy Pelosi knows that.”

Watch Pelosi below:

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  1. “They complain, they say, ‘Oh, it’s too much money,’

    They being the party who claims
    They are the party of fiscal responsibility
    But gave the 1% their much NOT needed tax cut of $1.5 TRILLION!
    Socialism for the Rich!

    When all is said and done with the Trump MAL-Admin…
    I would like to know HOW MUCH has the Trump Crime Family and the Greed-Over-Party fleeced American tax payers!

  2. The Queen of Shades strikes again. Keep roasting Fat Nixon’s tiny nuts on this, Madam Speaker.

  3. Pelosi’s condemnation would have been more harshly worded, but she couldn’t get the final draft through committee before the election. So she went with the SOP weak tea Dems bring to the table.

  4. The GOP’s “thanks” ring just as hollow as all of their “apologies.”

  5. Pelosi: GOP Has ‘No Right’ To Thank Health Workers While Rejecting Extra Relief Funds

    Why not? They thank their voters everytime and reject any legislation that would provide any relief to the suffering Republicans put upon them.

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