DailyCaller.com reports that
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to include a potential way to guarantee federal funding for abortion into the coronavirus economic stimulus plan, according to multiple senior White House officials.
Speaking to the Daily Caller, those officials alleged that while negotiating the stimulus with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Pelosi tried to lobby for “several” provisions that stalled bipartisan commitment to the effort. One was a mandate for up to $1 billion to reimburse laboratory claims, which White House officials say would set a precedent of health spending without protections outlined in the Hyde Amendment.
The Hyde Amendment blocks clinics that perform abortions from receiving federal funding, and Democrats have pushed the Trump administration to end it since he was elected in 2016.
“A new mandatory funding stream that does not have Hyde protections would be unprecedented,” one White House official explained. “Under the guise of protecting people, Speaker Pelosi is working to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent covering abortion — which is not only backwards, but goes against historical norms.”
A second White House official referred to the provision as a “slush fund” and yet another questioned “what the Hyde Amendment and abortion have to do with protecting Americans from coronavirus?”
Politico confirmed after this article went to press that the Hyde Amendment provision was eventually removed from the stimulus later on Thursday and will hit the House floor as a separate bill.
Despite Trump’s assurance that he would sign any stimulus bill that Congress approved, several Republicans rejected the stimulus offered by Pelosi and Mnuchin.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday morning he was totally opposed to Pelosi’s plan and wanted to draft a new proposal over the next 24-48 hours.
Pelosi pushed back on that suggestion during her Thursday press conference.
“Families have needs,” she stated. “We don’t need 48 hours. We need to just make a decision to help families right now.”
“I’m not sticking around because they don’t want to agree to language,” Pelosi said of Congress’s upcoming recess week. “Right now we have to find our common ground, work together, to get this done as soon as possible.”
Pelosi’s office did not respond to a request for comment by publication time.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shows her hypocrisy as often as she does her alcoholism.
“Families have needs”, she says.
If she was that concerned about “Families”, she would not have tried so desperately to bypass the Hyde Amendment.
In other words, she would have concentrated on saving babies instead of killing them. Even in a National Health Emergency, where American citizens lives’ and livelihoods are at risk, Pelosi continues to worship at the altar of Molech, the god of the Old Testament who demanded child sacrifices.
I was going to ask where her priorities are, but that is a stupid question.
They are definitely not with the people in the Bay Area she is supposed to be represented, as evidenced by the homeless and the addicts turning San Francisco into their own personal toilet and flop house, as human feces and used needles line the streets.
What is it with the Far Left Democratic Party’s worship of death and their predilection to help themselves and special interest groups, instead of protecting average Americans, especially during such a time as this?
Did Pelosi actually believe that she was going to get by with that garbage?
I guess she did because when she got caught she acted like a petulant child, blaming the Republicans for “holding up aid”, instead of taking responsibility for her own attempts to place self-serving abortion legislation into a bill whose subject had nothing to do at all with the barbaric practice of killing human beings in the mothers’ wombs.
This Emergency Relief Legislation, which the House is supposed to be working on together, is supposed to be about taking care of the needs of average Americans during the Coronavirus Outbreak.
Instead, Speaker Pelosi decided to make it all about what was important to her and her fellow House Democrats.
Which, come to think about it, is what the entire last two years under a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has been about anyway.
Until He Comes,