Tuesday on MSNBC’s All In, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for holding out for a coronavirus relief package larger than the current proposal of the Trump administration.
“Well, the Speaker is right,” Schumer said. “First of all, the 1.8 [trillion dollars] is not really the 1.8 that meets America’s needs. As she said, it contains all sorts of giveaways so the president can just give away money and leaves out huge numbers of things that are needed to help people.”
False. The problem is that Pelosi’s package includes huge numbers of things on the Democrat agenda that are not COVID-related.
“The package that the House passed, first, the 3.4 trillion and then when they came down and did the 2.2 trillion, was designed at a bare minimum to meet America’s needs,” Schumer continued. “The 1.8 doesn’t, not just because it’s 1.8 but because the language in it is far worse than what is in the 2.2 and just doesn’t meet America’s needs. Nancy is right to reject it. And they are just playing a game.”
False again. What frustrates Schumer and Pelosi is not that Trump’s playing a game, but that he’s not playing their game. He walked away from the negotiating table because the Dems want to exploit the coronavirus to push their Progressive agenda through.