House Speaker and California Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi went off the rails after the president signed his executive orders to help the American citizens with coronavirus relief.
After Pelosi and the Democrats attempted to stuff the bill with nonsense pet projects which stalled the legislation the president took matters into his own hands and, on Sunday, Fox News reporter Chris Wallace called her on her failure, Fox News reported.
“Having no bill at all, not coming to any agreement, wasn’t gonna provide any of the things you want either. You’re known as a master negotiator, but didn’t you mess this one up?” Wallace, who is typically anti-President Trump, said.
“Now, because there’s no deal at all, cities and states won’t get any money, there’s no money for the Post Office, there’s no money for hospitals, there’s no money for state boards of election,” he said.
“You knew that the president was threatening to take this executive action. I understand that you weren’t going to get everything you wanted… but should you have cut a deal? And are you ready to go back into talks to try to come up with a fuller package?” he said.
Pelosi was likely not prepared for that type of questioning from the anti-Trumper and she reacted with fury at him.
“Well, clearly you don’t have an understanding of what is happening here, both in the weakness of the president’s executive orders — which don’t give the money, enhanced benefit, but puts a complicated formula there which will take a while, if at all, to accomplish, to put money in the pockets of the American people,” she said.
“The result of no deal,” Wallace argued, “is that the states and cities which we all agree do need some money are going to get nothing.”
Pelosi argued that she agreed with Republican Sen. Ben Sasse on disliking executive orders, though she appeared to be a fan of them when former President Obama penned them.
“No, in fact, what the president did is — I agreed what the Republican senator said — is unconstitutional slop,” she said.
What Sen. Sasse said was “The pen-and-phone theory of executive lawmaking is unconstitutional slop. President Obama did not have the power to unilaterally rewrite immigration law with DACA, and President Trump does not have the power to unilaterally rewrite the payroll tax law. Under the Constitution, that power belongs to the American people acting through their members of Congress.”
Does Pelosi agree with Sasse on DACA too or is it only when President Trump uses his executive pen that she has an issue?
“While it has the illusion of saying we’re going to have a moratorium on evictions, it says I’m gonna ask the folks in charge to study if that’s feasible. While he says he’s going to do the payroll tax, what he’s doing is undermining Social Security and Medicare, so these are illusions,” she said.
And she said that his executive orders “don’t give the money in enhanced benefits, but puts a complicated formula there which will take a while, if at all, to accomplish to put money in the pockets of the American people.”
Keep whining Nancy.