Rep. Buck: Americans Are ‘Victims’ of Pelosi’s ‘Extortions’

Rep. Buck: Americans Are ‘Victims’ of Pelosi’s ‘Extortions’

September 17, 2020

In an interview with Breitbart News on Wednesday, Republican Rep. Ken Buck said the American people are the “victims” of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “extortion” of coronavirus aid.

“I think the strategy is to try to portray the president as unable to lead during this difficult time and get things through Congress, and that is unfortunate because the people who are suffering because the workers and the small business people and the folks are going to have a very difficult time coming back from this,” Buck said. “But I applaud the White House on not caving that Nancy Pelosi is making. I think Speaker Pelosi would love to have the California pension system paid off and all kinds of other things. It is just extortion, and, unfortunately, the victims are the American people.”

Breitbart News notes, “Pelosi has tried to get another round of coronavirus aid along the lines of her $3 trillion, 1,815-page HEROES Act that contains numerous leftist carveouts, including bailouts of state and local governments, mandatory early voting and mail-in ballots, and elimination of the limitations on the deductions for state and local taxes (SALT). The SALT deduction primarily benefits wealthy Democrat states.”

“I think the key is to recognize that we are $30 trillion in debt right now, and we can’t keep going in this direction, and we have to be responsible with how we spend federal dollars. Speaker Pelosi has no desire to be responsible, and I’m not just talking about her freezer of ice cream or her haircuts; she is just unable to stop the spending, and she will bleed this country dry if we don’t draw the line somewhere,” Buck said.

“I think the American public recognizes that,” he added.

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