House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared to conclude that President Trump and his allies “don’t believe in governance” — her explanation as to why they reject sweeping mask mandates — during a guest appearance on a bonus episode of Hillary Clinton’s podcast You and Me Both released Monday.
The two Democrat leaders discussed a range of topics, primarily the Capitol protest that took place on January 6. However, they also briefly discussed the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, with Clinton telling the 80-year-old lawmaker that it is “just heartbreaking that while this attack on our democracy proceeds, the numbers of Americans dying from COVID keep going up.”
“Small businesses keep closing; unemployment requests keep rising. The vaccine rollout is too slow,” Clinton said, explaining that lawmakers are trying to balance addressing the riot — which Pelosi said Congress “can’t move on” from — as well as the “very urgent needs” of the American people.
“It makes a big difference,” Pelosi said in response to Democrats having control of the White House and Senate moving forward.