Pelosi faces pushback after lauding Biden-backed COVID relief bill

President Joe Biden finally signed his party’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package into law on Thursday after weeks of chatter. One Democrat couldn’t be happier with the news.

Anticipating the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) invited criticism from Republicans when she commented Tuesday that she was “so excited” and couldn’t “hide it” as the House moved forward to passing the monolith bill.

“I’m so excited — I just can’t hide it,” Pelosi said, according to The Washington Times.

“This is the Biden American Rescue Plan,” she added. “This legislation is a reflection of his values.”

“Excitement” over relief bill

Critics are liable to see Pelosi’s “excitement” in a sinister light.

As Republicans and Democrats have gone back and forth on COVID-19 relief over the past year, Republicans have frequently accused Pelosi of pushing costly, partisan “wish lists” only tangentially related to the coronavirus. That point came up again this time around, as Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (WY) said that Pelosi forsook an opportunity to work in a genuinely bipartisan fashion.

“We could have had a bill that was a fraction of the cost of this one that could have gotten bipartisan approval and support,” she said, according to the Times. “But the speaker decided to go in another direction.”

Biden hails “bipartisan” achievement

The nearly $2 trillion bill is closer to the target long sought by Pelosi in previous rounds of coronavirus relief, so her “excitement” is understandable.

The bill includes $1,400 stimulus checks — a noticeable downgrade from the $2,000 checks Biden promised to send out the door “immediately” — and a renewal of a $300 boost to unemployment insurance, among other benefits. Republicans say the bill is mostly a giveaway to Democratic special interests.

Also included are $350 billion in funding for state and local governments long sought by Pelosi and nearly $130 billion for public schools. The bill does not include a provision cementing a $15 federal minimum wage as Democrats had hoped, however, and the unemployment insurance amount is down from the $400 per week sought by the House, as The Washington Times reports.

President Biden, who has made much of governing with “unity,” hailed the bill Thursday as a bipartisan achievement, despite it passing both houses of Congress strictly along partisan lines.

“It’s clear that an overwhelming percentage of the American people — Democrats, independents, our Republican friends have made it clear — the people out there made it clear they strongly support the American Rescue Plan,” he said, according to ABC News.

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  1. people should push back anything that Nancy promotes — she only does it to promote HERSELF– time to rid this country of the selfish individuals that think they know what the common citizens like-want-and need– remember that they may have started out on the lower level of income but not now –they have promoted themselves to the highest level and in my opinion they done GIVE A DAMN about us. . .

    1. Nasty even robbed a line from an old song. “I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it, I know I know I know,,,”

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  3. What a piece of garbage. 25 million for capital cleaning supplies? 25 million for additional House of Representive salaries? I thouhgt they were already salaried. 20 Billion for the postal service? This is loaded with Pork, pork pork

  4. I watched a few minutes of Biden before I had to puke but one thing I noticed is if you look close I’m sure I seen strings attached to his arms and mouth! And was that a Chinese flag in the background?

  5. Biden kept reiterating he is/will tell the truth, then lied to the entire nation. In his speech he took claims for everything that was put into place from the previous administration. If it was not setup from Trump we would not be advanced to where we are today, but he wants to take credit for it all because him and his administration can not come up with anything on their own. Fact check NYT, only NYT said he over exaggerated, they can’t even tell the truth, that would mean they would need to retract their reporting as well including the LACK OF for the last 4 years.

    1. One can’t tell the truth when you have no idea what that means, and it keeps changing. Evidently, “good” Catholics, which he claims to be. don’t know either.

  6. When one of these ‘so-called bipartisan idiots’ claim this has universal support they should have a vinegar taste in their mouth. Who the heck do they think they’re kidding; not anyone with an IQ of 80 or above. This is a freaking joke rewarding all special interest groups. Politicians + lawyers + lobbyists = the unholy triangle. When they sleep at night they should dream about the children and grandchildren who will bear this burden AND when they meet their maker this unholy deed will be another cog to explain in the Book of Life.

  7. Why didn’t Joe brag about giving out checks out to all illegals here or coming now across the border?
    Why didn’t Joe brag that the mismanaged Democrat states get the lion’s share of the $1.9 trillion.
    Why didn’t Joe brag about screwing working people to reward non working teachers.
    Why didn’t Joe brag that he wants American children to be just as uneducated as the filth crossing our borders now? After all, that’s “equity”.

    1. Agree with you! This is on the Democrats! Biden doesn’t know the time of day! It will be the same when Harris takes over! Thanks to the idiots that voted for them!

  8. There is only one things that interests nancy pelosi and that appears to be her own financial portfolio. She should be removed immediately in the best interests of American’s.

    1. With sincerest apologies to author Henry Rider Haggard, “SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED” has been on a warpath since Donald J. Trump’s famous walk down the elevator to declare his presidential bid. “SHE” did — and is still doing — all she possibly can to make sure DJT can never come up for air after being dumped into the surging barrage of ambush from corrupt media, power-hungry tech giants, consummately greedy political creatures and dwellers of the Washington swamp. “SHE” knows DJT will bring the evil theatrics out into the open and expose what these creatures have been accusing DJT of doing. “SHE” is part of the herd that is pulling the strings, dictating the scripts, and choreographing the new administration. ‘SHE” had extensive training from the masters and she believes she can continue being the power behind the throne. Corruption in the family is an acquired taste; greed is, however, one of the diseases that do not skip a generation. SHE needs to fill up her coffers and fill the pockets of the DemonicRats. Flooding untold riches out of the country’s coffers is how she maintains the loyalty of her subjects. All on the hard-working American patriots’ back.

  9. She humiliates herself everyti.e she struts out in price. That woman is a traitor to America and should be unelected

  10. I’m pretty certain that if the people knew what she was doing, what was in that act they wouldn’t support her at all. She Is a devious evil con woman.

  11. I see everybody is on the same page here ,,,good for you,,,nobody is defending what biden and the democommies did,,,,good again !!!!

  12. I don’t know how she sleeps at night, but then I guess a person without a conscience has no problem. 🧟‍♀️🔥

    1. She can sleep because instead of counting sheep, she counts money 💴 so much money, so much money 💰 , 💵💰💴💰💵so much m o n n e y. Ny Nite. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

  13. There isn’t enough foul words in the english language to describe my opinion of pelosi and all her fellow traitors and thieves in the democratic party.!! (Can’t print them here anyway. I don’t understand how they can look at themselves in a mirror, or how they can sleep at night. Do they not understand how totally repulsive they are. Do they honestly think americans are so stupid not to know them for what they are.

  14. The military needs to go in and remove These people for not upholding and defending the constitution. This is treason and they all should be removed and put in jail

  15. Agree Dennis! They need to be ousted by any means possible! Piglosi is soooo excited, she stuck it to us again!

  16. May Pelosi choke on her dentures with excitement. Wash it down with liquor of her choice.
    Why aren’t the Republicans fighting this woman for us Americans. What she called crumbs sure has gotten a boat load of pork.

  17. All you fools who voted for Biden/Harris, Pelosi & the rest of the Democrats, use your $1400 wisely because it won’t last long but Nancy the Mafia/Communist/drunk Queen will enjoy spending a trillion plus dollars on her stupid stuff & we will all end up paying for it till 2040. I hope our children, grandchildren & great grandchildren will forgive us for being so stupid to allow this horrible person to do this!

  18. I note for the record that on the Internet the majority of people are not for Biden’s immigration plan, his tax plans, his pork filled stimulus, etc. So, my question is if the majority of people don’t support Biden’s actions, why are they being done anyway? I thought the politicians work for “We, the people”. If so, why aren’t they doing what the people want?

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