Speaker Pelosi and Chief Schumer responded to Mitch McConnell’s pandemic reduction invoice by exposing it as a sham.

In an announcement supplied to PoliticusUSA, Pelosi and Schumer stated:

In Might, whereas the American folks and small companies had been crying out for assist in coping with a pandemic and recession, Sen. McConnell dismissed their wants, saying that Senate Republicans would ‘take a pause’ and ‘wait and see’. Now, after months of inaction, Republicans are lastly realizing the injury their pause has finished to the American financial system and our nation’s well being. As they scramble to make up for this historic mistake, Senate Republicans seem dead-set on one other invoice which doesn’t come near addressing the issues and is headed nowhere. If anybody doubts McConnell’s true intent is something however political, simply have a look at the invoice. This proposal is laden with poison capsules Republicans know Democrats would by no means assist.

As an alternative of serving to state and native employees going through layoffs, feeding hungry households, offering enough funding for testing and remedy to struggle the pandemic, serving to renters preserve the roof over the heads, stopping the dismantling of the U.S. Postal system, and ensuring People can solid their ballots safely in honest elections this November, this emaciated invoice is barely supposed to assist weak Republican Senators by giving them a ‘verify the field’ vote to keep up the looks that they’re not held hostage by their excessive right-wing that doesn’t need to spend a nickel to assist folks. Even Chief McConnell has repeatedly careworn that twenty Republican Senators intend to do nothing within the face of this historic disaster. Democrats need to work on bipartisan laws that may meet the pressing wants of the American folks however Republicans proceed to maneuver within the fallacious course.

Pelosi and Schumer had been right. The Senate invoice isn’t going anyplace and is a simple to see by attempt by McConnell to offer his endangered Republican incumbent Senators one thing to marketing campaign on. Mitch McConnell has zero curiosity in negotiating an actual support package deal. If he did, he may have gotten a deal and handed one thing within the Senate months in the past.

McConnell’s invoice is a sham, and Democrats aren’t going to permit him to play the blame sport and move the buck.

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