Nancy Pelosi Has a “Wish List” of Crazy Demands for Wuhan Virus Bill, Putting Bipartisan Deal in Jeopardy

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s demands are apparently why Democrats are suddenly opposing an emergency Wuhan virus relief bill that originally had bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate.

According to Ben Williamson, the chief of staff for former Congressman and now White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Pelosi returned to Washington, D.C., on Sunday, March 22, 2020 with a list of last-minute demands, which has struck down the bipartisan agreement crafted in the Senate.

“Senate spends all weekend negotiating a bipartisan deal. Agreement reached. Pelosi flies in from California, whips out her unrelated ‘wishlist,’ and says no. Senate Democrats then vote against proceeding on a bill they negotiated. Jaw dropping,” Williamson stated.

John Bresnahan, Politico’s Washington bureau chief, recounted that Pelosi had a “laundry list” of new demands, including requests not related to COVID-19 relief, such as election security funding, student loan debt forgiveness, and a “host of other issues.”

Guy Benson, the political editor of Townhall, Tweeted the following:

Via senior GOP aide, Schumer/Pelosi now pushing these demands amid pandemic-fueled economic collapse:

1) Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
2) Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
3) Expansion of wind and solar tax credits

 

Despite the Senate coming to an agreement, Pelosi also unveiled yesterday that House Democrats would push their own China virus relief package.

Democrats have already taken advantage of the situation to attack Republicans.

Democrats started spreading talking points that pinned the blame on Republicans for the bill’s gridlock. They argued that Republicans tried to tack on a $500 billion “slush fund” into the bill

In Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s view, Democrats are just playing games.

“The notion that we have time to play games here with the American economy and the American people is utterly absurd,” he declared in a speech he gave on the Senate floor on Sunday night.