On Friday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated that she is thinking about extending the House of Representatives recess longer than the original April 20th return date, saying that the extension may go well into May.
The speaker also warned President Trump to not open the economy, saying that he should extend the lockdown.
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
Pelosi is drafting a fourth coronavirus relief package, to be introduced when Congress returns from recess in the spring, but it now appears that trillion dollar aid bill will be indefinitely delayed while she holds her chamber in recess.
Pelosi “signaled Thursday that the House is unlikely to return to session later this month, her clearest indication yet that Congress — like the rest of the country — could remain shuttered for weeks or even longer as the coronavirus crisis continues,” according to Politico.
She also had harsh words for President Trump who has, reportedly, begun the process of convening a second coronavirus task force, this one charged with plotting a course to reopen the country and restart the economy. Trump has said before that he hopes to roll out a plan to lift coronavirus-related lockdowns as early as May first, subject to the advice of several of his top healthcare experts.
“Hopefully we’re going to be opening up …. very, very, very, very soon, I hope,” President Trump said during his press briefing on Thursday. “We’re going to open up strong, very successfully and I’d like to say even more successfully than before.”
Pelosi however, wants the economic shutdown to last much longer.
Nobody can really tell you that and I would never venture a guess. I certainly don’t think we should do it sooner than we should,” Pelosi said. “This has taken an acceleration from when we started this. Little did we know then that at this point, we’d be further confined.”
The speaker continued: “I would hope that the scientific community would weigh in and say, ‘You can’t do this, it is only going to make matters worse if you go out too soon.’”
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