Nancy Pelosi thought she could strong arm Trump into giving into her plans.
But she’s already regretting her choice.
Nancy Pelosi gave Trump a political ultimatum on the coronavirus.
The Democrats don’t want any coronavirus relief to pass until after the election.
They want to make coronavirus restrictions as tights as possible, to stop people from getting aid after the government forced them out of a job and are discouraging people from getting a vaccine.
Republicans are the opposite, they want to keep as many people as possible working, give aid to the people who truly need it and are working to get a safe vaccine to people as fast as possible.
What Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is trying to do is destroy every negotiation of coronavirus relief and blame it on Trump.
She gave the Trump administration just 48 hours to come up with a compromise between what Democrats and Republicans want.
Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff to Pelosi, tweeted Saturday:
“While there was some encouraging news on testing, there remains work to do to ensure there is a comprehensive testing plan that includes contact tracing and additional measures to address the virus’ disproportionate impact on communities of color,” Hammill tweeted. “There remains an array of additional differences as we go provision by provision that must be addressed in a comprehensive manner in the next 48 hours. Decisions must be made by the White House in order to demonstrate that the Administration is serious about reaching a bipartisan agreement that provides for Americans with the greatest needs during the pandemic.”
The Trump administration has already made compromises but nothing is good enough for Pelosi.
Some Democrats are asking Pelosi to take the Trump administration’s offer.
“Republicans have put forward a serious offer and I think leadership should stay at the table and get this across the finish line,” Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT) said at the time.
“This is going nowhere, we know it’s going nowhere. This is just a vote to make people feel good,” said Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA). “I want to help people, and that means sitting at the table and getting the damn deal done.”
Pelosi has now backed down from her ultimatum and is promising “around the clock” efforts to get a coronavirus relief compromise.
“The speaker continues to hope that, by the end of the day Tuesday, we will have clarity on whether we will be able to pass a bill before the election,” Hammill said Monday.
The main issue at stake is that Democrats want $500 billion in aid for state, local, and tribal governments.
Republicans say that it’s a bailout for states that have a track record of overspending. States have the ability to tax their own residents, they shouldn’t need the federal government to save them.
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