Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, the former Navy Seal who lost his right eye in combat operations in Afghanistan, offered what may very well be the only explanation for the inexplicable actions of Democrats to hold hostage desperately needed relief for the American people.
“Pure, bitter partisanship.”
One of the key talking points Democrats and their media enablers fell back on when Speaker Nancy Pelosi blew up a bipartisan agreement in the works in the Senate late Sunday was that it included a $500 billion fund “slush fund” that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would dole out with no oversight.
The provision was intended to provide assistance to hard-hit businesses and state and local governments, yet Democrats warned that Mnuchin would use the funding to bail out corporations of his choosing.
There were even far-reaching claims that some of this funding would be steered to the president’s own businesses.
Crenshaw addressed the oversight concern in a tweet, charging that Democrats “are lying.”
“This is the $500B provision Dems claim has ‘no oversight.’ Direct Lending Limitations: executive total compensation may not exceed $425,000; prohibition of stock buybacks during the duration of the loan; borrowers must maintain existing payroll as of March 13. Dems are lying,” he tweeted.
This is the $500B provision Dems claim has “no oversight.”
Direct Lending Limitations: executive total compensation may not exceed $425,000; prohibition of stock buybacks during the duration of the loan; borrowers must maintain existing payroll as of March 13.
Dems are lying.
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) March 23, 2020
In a follow up tweet, Crenshaw also addressed claims that the funding would be used for stock buy backs and executive salaries.
“Dems are lying about the rescue bill,” the Republican lawmaker tweeted. “They say it’s a ‘slush fund.’ In reality, loans to big businesses PROHIBIT increases in executive pay and stock buy backs. It’s in the bill, clear as day. They don’t have real reasons for opposing this. This is pure, bitter partisanship.”
Dems are lying about the rescue bill. They say it’s a “slush fund.”
In reality, loans to big businesses PROHIBIT increases in executive pay and stock buy backs. It’s in the bill, clear as day.
They don’t have real reasons for opposing this. This is pure, bitter partisanship.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) March 23, 2020
In the end, this campaign is the handiwork of hard-left progressives, who appear to have considerable sway over Pelosi’s actions.
In the furtherance of their class warfare agenda, which demonized corporations while claiming to be looking out for the working class, the speaker picked up on this talking point in offering her own coronavirus relief bill — which is outrageously full of pork completely unrelated to the pandemic.
“Democrats take responsibility for our workers,” Pelosi claimed while touting her bill. “We require that any corporation that takes taxpayer dollars must protect their workers’ wages and benefits — not CEO pay, stock buybacks or layoffs.”
It’s not “Democratic”. Nothing Dems do is. The word is “Democrat”. Stop w the joke. https://t.co/MpRngU5G2Z
— AllAboutTruth (@NoMorePolitical) March 24, 2020
Here is a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Bail out workers only…feed them for a month…Bail out employers too…Feed workers for a lifetime. Got it?
— Chainlube (@Chainlube2) March 23, 2020
They are mad as hell that Mr. Trump won the election did better for our country than they ever could, all while they were doing their bogus impeachment and are damn sour after he beat them. Just an indicator of what to expect from dems
— Scot (@Scott37968175) March 23, 2020
They are affraid they won’t get their cut of the funds when it comes directly to the people!! We are not stupid at all!!!
— winkylee (@Unaffraid1) March 23, 2020
Democrats will destroy us just because they can. They should be destroyed in November.
— Lori Olivia #MilitantNormal (@simplylorilee) March 23, 2020
American people are damn tired of this, every single one of you people should have all access to any monetary funds cut off immediately until you pass a bill to help the American people that are suffering!
200 million Pelosi and millionaire Schumer dont feel the pain.
— Greg Kotseos 🐸 (@GregKotseos) March 23, 2020
November’s voting day cannot get here fast enough. Not only to put this virus business behind us, but to vote these Dem jokers out of office
— Dominic Sofield (@dsofield) March 23, 2020
Yeah and what sucks is they are going to shove it down your throats so when you don’t pass it they can say see Republicans don’t care about Americans. And the media will run interference for them.
— Val 🇺🇸 (@valbenny21) March 23, 2020
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