Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is done messing around with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
During an interview on Fox News, McConnell told anchor Martha MacCallum that Pelosi needed to knock off her political talking points and actually work with Republicans to pass a new coronavirus aid bill.
Pelosi continues to play games and is trying again to slip in more left-wing policies into the relief bill, and McConnell is not having it.
“I wish Nancy would turn off all those political talking points,” McConnell of Pelosi after she characterized provisions aimed at helping corporations whose budgets have been stunted by the sudden economic shutdown as a corporate handout.
“An awful lot of Americans work for big companies, so we didn’t want to exclude the employees simply because of the size of their employer,” McConnell said. “She knows better than that.”
He added that he hopes Pelosi’s political rhetoric “comforts” House Democrats enough that they take up the Senate bill in good faith and pass it quickly.
The Senate passed the bill late Wednesday after rejecting an amendment by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., meant to correct what he called a “drafting error” on the amount of unemployment payouts to be received by laid-off workers.
McConnell praised his Senate colleagues for quickly engineering the $2 trillion coronavirus aid compromise.
“It came together in less than a week which is a very challenging thing to do in Congress,” he said.
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