Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) admitted during a press conference on Friday it was Democrats’ decision to withhold crucially needed aid for Americans suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns.
When asked by CNN reporter Manu Raju if it was a “mistake” to wait months for a concerted effort to pass a clean COVID relief bill, Pelosi got defensive.
She went on to say the reason why she wants to pass a bill now is because Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the presidential election and a number of vaccines are being produced.
Nancy Pelosi admits it was her “decision” to block coronavirus relief for months pic.twitter.com/iHhVFTwrD1
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 4, 2020
Asked why she is on board with an apparently smaller coronavirus package, Speaker Pelosi cites the "game-changer" of vaccine development and Biden's election. "That's OK now because we have a new president. A president who recognizes we need to depend on science
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) December 4, 2020
Pelosi has said during months of “negotiations” that she would never accept a smaller COVID relief bill. Post-election, she now says she will and expresses a sense of urgency that should have existed all along. And when a deal passes, she’ll somehow get the lion’s share of credit
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) December 4, 2020