This is absolutely disgusting. America is suffering during one of the worst economic downturns in decades, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuses to give help to small businesses that need it most.
According to The Hill, The Speaker said during a recent press briefing that both she and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) have talked about it and believe that only workers and patients, and not businesses, should be protected during the outbreak.
Pelosi Backstabs Businesses
In a statement released to the public, Pelosi stated:
“At the time of this coronavirus challenge, especially now, we have every reason to protect our workers and our patients in all of this. So we would not be inclined to be supporting any immunity from liability.”
She made this announcement in response to Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said that small businesses should receive help during this time to make sure that jobs don’t disappear from the American economy.
McConnell recently stated on Fox News:
“My red line going forward on this bill is we need to provide protection, litigation protection, for those who have been on the front lines. … We can’t pass another bill unless we have liability protection.”
Disagreement In Congress
As a result of the disagreement between Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi, it looks like a bill probably won’t get through unless Pelosi finally agrees to help businesses who have been hurt.
“Let me make it perfectly clear, the Senate is not interested in passing a bill that does not have liability protection,” McConnell added on the Fox interview.
It’s pretty clear that unless Pelosi finally backs down, then the Senate’s hands will be tied. It’s time for Pelosi so swallow her pride and help the businesses in America that have been devastated by the virus.
If Pelosi can’t manage to do this, then she should resign. Period.
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