Even in a time of crisis, Mitch McConnell and the corrupt Republican Senate are more interested in stuffing money into their wealthy cronies’ pockets than in helping out working class Americans. It turns out the Republican stimulus bill is so corrupt and useless, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi just told McConnell to shove it:
“Speaker Pelosi a no on Senate bill; will intro her own House bill”
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) March 22, 2020
Time is of the essence, of course. But by throwing down the gauntlet like this, Nancy Pelosi is pressure Mitch McConnell an the Republicans to swallow a compromise, for fear that the GOP will get blamed for any delay that comes from competing bills. Pelosi is incredibly good at this kind of thing; we’ll see what happens.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report