House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw a political tantrum on Twitter, scolding Republicans in the Senate for putting “lives and livelihoods” at risk by not holding a vote on her party’s $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the bill “reads like the Speaker of the House pasted together random ideas from her most liberal members and slapped the word ‘coronavirus’ on top of it.”
Democrats are trying to keep the hysteria level about the coronavirus ratcheted up in order to panic the Senate into passing trillions in new spending that may not even be necessary — or desirable. Democrats have stuck a liberal wish-list of policies in with the cash payouts that Trump would be forced to swallow in order to get the cash into the pockets of voters.
That tactic might have worked in the early days of the pandemic, but it’s not likely to work now.
Kennedy suggested even with major changes he does not believe it would be likely to gain majority support in the Senate, with Republicans having been “so shocked” when they saw it.
“The reason is, I think Speaker Pelosi overplayed her hand. I mean her bill is so grandiose, it’s not a coronavirus bill. It’s basically a remake of Western civilization bill. ”
Indeed, radical liberal House members see this as their last chance — perhaps in a generation — to “transform” America into a socialist paradise. But the panic has passed. We may still be in a crisis situation, but the sort of measures that were necessary two months ago aren’t needed now.