Sen. Thune: Everything Was Fine Until Pelosi Demanded Radical Policies Be Added to the Relief Bill

By Steve Straub at The Federalist Papers

Today during a speech on the Senate Floor Senator Thune slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for wrecking what had been bi-partisan agreement on relief for the American people because of the coronavirus crisis.

Thune started off by saying “Mr. President, I think we all know what’s happening here. As the Leader pointed out in his opening remarks, everything was going really quite well.”

“There were a lot of working groups that were meeting. There was great bipartisan cooperation,” he added. “Both sides were getting ideas included in a plan. And then yesterday, the Speaker of the House showed up with an agenda, and all of a sudden it got taken over at the leadership level.”

“So now, instead of talking about helping workers, we’re talking about the Green New Deal and all kinds of other things, demands that the unions and other special interest groups want to see in this deal.”

Watch the whole thing:

To make matters worse, Pelosi is now demanding the President drop his lawsuit that could end Obamacare.

In a speech she said “Now we find ourselves in the depths of one of the most serious health and economic emergencies our nation has ever faced. The protections of the Affordable Care Act are more important now than ever.”

“But right now, in the middle of the Coronavirus, the Trump Administration is in court suing to tear down the entire Affordable Care Act, every last protection and benefit,” Pelosi added. “If President Trump succeeds in striking down the ACA in court, gone is the ban on insurers putting limits on your health care.”

“Gone are guaranteed essential health benefits and free preventive services. Gone are young people staying on their parents’ insurance until age 26. Gone is the health insurance of 20 million Americans. And gone are the lifesaving protections for more than 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions. Today, therefore, I’m calling on President Trump to abandon his lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act,” she concluded.

This is vile and despicable.

A reasonable person would conclude those things should be dealt with later, but Pelosi is not a reasonable person.

Democrats need to taught a lesson at the polls this November.

This was originally published at The Federalist Papers and was reprinted with permission.

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