Pelosi Slams GOP Over Negotiations: ‘Perhaps You Mistook Them for Somebody Who Gives a Damn’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is taking a swipe at Republicans as lawmakers continue to struggle to reach an agreement on the next coronavirus relief package.

The host of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” Jim Cramer asked Pelosi if she would be willing to find common ground with Republicans to provide additional resources to minorities and the disenfranchised.

Pelosi claimed Republicans are not willing to meet Democrats in the middle.

“Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gives a damn for what you just described?” Pelosi said.

She added, “Yeah, that’s the problem. See the thing is, they don’t believe in governance. They don’t believe in governance and that requires some acts of government to do that.”

Watch her comments below:

According to Pelosi, Cramer’s suggestion to provide more assistance to minorities and the disenfranchised is already a part of a proposal put forth by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Pelosi noted economists suggest spending money on those who need it the most because it will be a “stabilization,” and consumer confidence is a “good thing” for the economy.

She indicated Democrats are taking steps to help big employers by lowering the threshold for how they are able to qualify for a second loan.

Lawmakers have struggled and are still struggling to reach an agreement after the $600 per week in enhanced unemployment payments expired on Friday.

Both Pelosi and Schumer have pushed to provide additional assistance for the unemployed, the poor, hospitals, schools, and state and local governments, as IJR previously reported.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is adamant the Trump administration is not willing to accept “anything close” to the $3.4 trillion proposal put forth by Democrats.

President Donald Trump said during his press briefing on Wednesday he is considering taking executive action if a deal is not reached in the near future, as IJR previously reported.

Responses

  1. Why cannot everyone see the debates (live on TV), negotiation, and proposals both sides have presented? I really want to know who is not agreeing to what and why??? After all it is taxpayer monies they are spending!

  2. If Pelosi and her merry band of Democratic morons get their way, the American people will get nothing and their liberal backers will get everything.

  3. You know who doesn’t believe in governance, Nasty Pelosi? The BLM and Antifa anarchists who your Democrat party refuses to denounce. Hypocritical projectionist.

  4. roc, you still swallowing the Democrat swill that the Republicans are the party of the rich? Take a look at the billionaires who control the Democrat party: Bezos, Soros, the Silicon Valley Titans, Hollywood loons,etc., not a common man or woman in the lot.

  5. The goop don’t give a damn about nothing except their rich friends and themselves. Bush almost bankrupt America. King of bankruptcy will bankrupt America.

  6. I really find it difficult to listen too her reasoning , when the eyes are dilated , the sucking of her teeth, and the quick anger. History has shown people of this type are generally on psychotropic drugs.

  7. The GOP gives a damn. They don’t want to bankrupt the country to pay for her pork.

  8. IJR could you do me a favor and easy up on the Pelosi stories? They are real yawners!

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