Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., makes a statement about a coronavirus aid package, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 13, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
If this is true, it’s welcome news.
Nancy Pelosi, just a day after going full Leroy Jenkins on the negotiations over the Wuhan virus relief bill, is now signaling that the House will pass whatever the Senate sends them. This follows Chuck Schumer reversing course last night and announcing he expects a deal done today as well.
Judging from the Pelosi interview on CNBC, she's sending a message to House members – whatever the Senate passes is what should pass the House right away
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) March 24, 2020
.@SpeakerPelosi on CNBC says admin agreed to oversight of Treasury $500 b fund to help impacted industries which she says is “big change” – “I’m optimistic” says bill more “worker oriented”
— Deirdre Walsh (@deirdrekwalsh) March 24, 2020
That’s Pelosi looking for cover. There was no “big change” because there was already oversight. The Democrat talking points were false.
I suspect that Pelosi’s machinations Sunday and yesterday were a bone being thrown to her mostly far-left caucus. That should not be taken as a defense of Pelosi herself, as she’s just as crazy and wanting of all the garbage she proposed as anyone else, but she probably realizes this is going to kill her party.
New polling has shown good marks for the President’s handling of the crisis and even the mainstream media have had a hard time spinning the Democrat obstruction efforts (though the Times tried their best).
This package needs to be passed now. This is not bailing out companies who made bad loans. It’s keeping the economy going due to the damage caused directly by government decisions. That’s not to say those decisions to shut everything down were wrong, but it is to say that the consequences have been out of the hands of American companies and families. They need help or we are going to sink into a depression.
Regardless, the damage Pelosi and the Democrats caused, including another large dip in the stock market, can not be forgotten. They don’t get to handwave this away by caving a few days later. Democrats chose to play politics with people’s lives and the price should be severe in November.