The election is just two weeks away and polls show Joe Biden in the lead.
But some polls show the race tightening and Joe Biden is under siege from scandal.
However, Trey Gowdy went on Fox and had some bad news for Donald Trump.
President Trump’s gone back and forth on supporting another coronavirus relief package.
The President opposed schemes by Nancy Pelosi to spend trillions bailing out poorly run blue states.
On other occasions, the President thought a relief package before the election would deliver a political win he could use to appeal to independents.
Former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy broke down the situation with Dana Perino of Fox News.
“These are challenging times,” Gowdy stated. “I’m glad I’m not there…”
Gowdy noted that Congress spent trillions in the spring time on economic relief as state governments instituted disastrous lockdowns and that no one in Washington paid any attention to the national debt.
“You don’t hear much talk about debts and deficits right now, and I get it, we’re in the throes of an unprecedented pandemic,” Gowdy added. “I sat through a couple of State of the Unions by a Republican president and I didn’t hear the words ‘debt’ or ‘deficit.’”
Right now almost the entire GOP Senate caucus opposes a two trillion dollar blue bailout bill Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Gowdy admitted that some of this opposition is Republicans looking to position themselves to run against a big spending Democrat in 2024 no matter who wins the 2020 election.
“Some of it is deeply held conviction, I’ll be fair, but most of it is 2024,” Gowdy added.
But Gowdy questioned why Treasury Secretary Mnuchin negotiated with Speaker Pelosi considering the fact that the vast number of Republican Senators opposed the proposed package and that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would not want to hold a vote that would divide his caucus.
“[M]y friends in the Senate tell me that they are not going to vote for what Pelosi and Mnuchin are working on right now,” Gowdy explained. “They have their own bills that they want to work on this week and they think the better strategy is pass it out of the Senate and put pressure [on] Republicans and centrist Democrats … but what she is working on right now with Mnuchin is dead.
“So, why are they doing it?” Gowdy asked.
House Speaker Pelosi is stringing Mnuchin along because polls show voters blame Democrats for Congress not passing another coronavirus relief package.
Pelosi knows this is a politically damaging narrative so she wants to make it seem like Democrats are negotiating in good faith when the reality is they are not.
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