House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was exposed for her blatant push to include abortion funding in the emergency coronavirus bill.
Senior White House officials alleged that the California Democrat attempted to get “several” provisions added to the bipartisan plan while in negotiations with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, according to The Daily Caller.
While the liberal media skewed the narrative by claiming House Republicans were to blame for the delay in the coronavirus economic stimulus plan because of demands to “include Hyde amendment language,” it was actually Pelosi who was pushing for a mandate for up to $1 billion to reimburse claims made by laboratories.
“A new mandatory funding stream that does not have Hyde protections would be unprecedented,” a White House official told the Daily Caller, referring to the amendment which blocks federal funding to clinics that perform abortions.
Notice how this is framed.
“GOP demands to include Hyde amendment language.”
In reality, GOP demands Pelosi and Democrats don’t be ghouls and try to sneak in abortion funds to sneak around Hyde Amendment.
Holy shit our media sucks. https://t.co/Lo1Pv9JcfT
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) March 12, 2020
The provision was described as a “slush fund” by one White House official speaking to the news site while another reportedly asked “what the Hyde Amendment and abortion have to do with protecting Americans from coronavirus,” which was echoed by MSNBC’s Joy Reid.
Wow… @kasie just reported that Republicans’ objections to the House Democrats’ emergency coronavirus bill include issues related to abortion. What does that have to do with COVID19…?
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 12, 2020
“You should ask Nancy Pelosi why she decided to play politics and strong arm abortion funding into the coronavirus bill,” the Daily Caller’s Greg Price tweeted in response.
Others also slammed the attempts to sneak in the provisions while the media spun a false narrative about the GOP opposition to the bill.
As if the baby murder didn’t make it obvious enough, YOU GUYS ARE SO EVIL. Pelosi tries to sneak in $1B of our tax dollars to fund abortion. If y’all really cared about people dying of coronavirus, nothing about abortion would be included. https://t.co/eoOapiJ4cL
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) March 12, 2020
Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko gave an update on the negotiations while calling out Pelosi’s strategy.
Speaker Pelosi dropped a totally partisan coronavirus bill at the eleventh hour and snuck in provisions that have nothing to do with #COVIDー19.
We all care about fighting this disease, preventing its spread, & protecting Americans. We must put politics aside and work together. pic.twitter.com/I2pJK6D5Ev
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) March 12, 2020
While President Trump promised to sign any stimulus bill that Congress approved, Republicans and the White House openly opposed the House proposal and called for more time to address questionable issues.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called for a new draft over the next 24-48 hours, and tweeted a video montage showing his remarks against Pelosi’s petulant outburst at her weekly press conference.
We owe it to the American people to get this right, and I am confident that if we come together as adults, we can act responsibly in the next 48 hours.
But a “my way or the highway” approach is not the right way to handle a serious health epidemic. pic.twitter.com/bDWd0G8ug0
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 12, 2020
“We don’t need 48 hours, we need to just make a decision to help families right now… I’m not sticking around because they don’t want to agree to language,” the congresswoman said defiantly in response to a question about whether House Democrats would put off a recess if a compromise on the coronavirus response bill is not reached in the next 24-48 hours.
Lawmakers called out the Democrat leader and exposed the bill which Rep. Steve Scalise said was “full of liberal fantasies that have nothing to do” with the coronavirus crisis.
Pelosi wasted the whole week behind closed doors drafting a partisan bill full of liberal fantasies that have nothing to do w/ Coronavirus.
Republicans are ready to work w/ Dems on SERIOUS solutions.
Now is not the time for politics. Pelosi needs to stop the games & work w/ us.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 12, 2020
Donald Trump Jr. reacted in a tweet accusing Democrats of “trying to create an abortion slush fund.”
This pretty much sums everything up: @realDonaldTrump is moving quickly to protect Americans from coronavirus and its economic impact… Democrats are spending their time trying to create an abortion slush fund! https://t.co/oFSxOLDBQj
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 12, 2020
Others also expressed their frustration over the political games.
What does it say about the radical Democratic Party that Pelosi would bring up a bill to limit the President’s ability to control disease carriers from coming into the United States in the middle of a pandemic. How many Americans is Pelosi willing to sacrifice to her ideology.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) March 12, 2020
Can you believe Pelosi is loading the Coronavirus bill down with pork?
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) March 12, 2020
Pelosi wanted to sneak in a billion dollars in funding for abortion programs through the coronavirus stimulus package. Don’t ever tell me the Democrats aren’t politicizing this situation. https://t.co/uuaqmzshfj
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 12, 2020
The #WuhanMediaVirus is so serious that Nancy Pelosi tried to insert $1 billion into the bill with a Hyde amendment exception.
Free abortions to save us all from a cold virus.
“Never let a serious crisis go to waste.” Especially the fabricated kind.
— Jerry Naughton (@genaughton57) March 13, 2020
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