Pelosi under fire for sneaking ‘abortion slush fund’ in coronavirus emergency bill at 11th hour

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.

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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.

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.

“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.

Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko gave an update on the negotiations while calling out Pelosi’s strategy.

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 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.

Donald Trump Jr. reacted in a tweet accusing Democrats of “trying to create an abortion slush fund.”

Others also expressed their frustration over the political games.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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