Speaker Pelosi and Chief Schumer responded to Mitch McConnell’s pandemic reduction invoice by exposing it as a sham.

In a press release offered to PoliticusUSA, Pelosi and Schumer mentioned:

In Could, whereas the American folks and small companies have been crying out for assist in coping with a pandemic and recession, Sen. McConnell dismissed their wants, saying that Senate Republicans would ‘take a pause’ and ‘wait and see’. Now, after months of inaction, Republicans are lastly realizing the injury their pause has achieved to the American financial system and our nation’s well being. As they scramble to make up for this historic mistake, Senate Republicans seem dead-set on one other invoice which doesn’t come near addressing the issues and is headed nowhere. If anybody doubts McConnell’s true intent is something however political, simply take a look at the invoice. This proposal is laden with poison capsules Republicans know Democrats would by no means help.

As a substitute of serving to state and native employees going through layoffs, feeding hungry households, offering ample funding for testing and remedy to combat the pandemic, serving to renters maintain the roof over the heads, stopping the dismantling of the U.S. Postal system, and ensuring Individuals can forged their ballots safely in honest elections this November, this emaciated invoice is simply supposed to assist weak Republican Senators by giving them a ‘test the field’ vote to keep up the looks that they’re not held hostage by their excessive right-wing that doesn’t wish to spend a nickel to assist folks. Even Chief McConnell has repeatedly confused that twenty Republican Senators intend to do nothing within the face of this historic disaster. Democrats wish to work on bipartisan laws that may meet the pressing wants of the American folks however Republicans proceed to maneuver within the unsuitable path.

Pelosi and Schumer have been appropriate. The Senate invoice isn’t going wherever and is a straightforward to see via attempt by McConnell to present his endangered Republican incumbent Senators one thing to marketing campaign on. Mitch McConnell has zero curiosity in negotiating an actual help package deal. If he did, he might have gotten a deal and handed one thing within the Senate months in the past.

McConnell’s invoice is a sham, and Democrats will not be going to permit him to play the blame sport and move the buck.

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