Pelosi: Democrats Will 'Make Sure' Vote By Mail 'Prevails' in Relief Bill Talks
House speaker reveals Dems determined to push through radical policy in stimulus package
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has vowed that Democrats will "make sure" her party's radical proposals for the coronavirus relief bill, including vote-by-mail, will "prevail" during negotiations.
Speaking Wednesday, during an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Speaker Pelosi assured host Lawrence O'Donnell that Democrats will not stand down on their far-left "wish list" of demands for the stimulus package.
According to Pelosi, coronavirus tests, tracing, and treatment, funding for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, direct payments and unemployment insurance, OSHA standards, funding for the Postal Service, vote by mail, and SNAP benefits are the “seven hills of Rome.”
The speaker declared that House Democrats are "there to make sure" the list will "prevail when we go to the table for negotiation” on the next COVID-19 pandemic aide package.
Pelosi started by telling O'Donnell that coronavirus “testing, tracing, and treatment” along with funding for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and “injecting funds into our — the pockets of the American people with what we have with direct payments, unemployment insurance, etc” are the “three pillars of the HEROES Act.”
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She said the "three pillars" are built on provisions that were included in previous coronavirus relief legislation.
Pelosi added that OSHA standards, funding for the U.S. Postal Service, “voting at home,” and SNAP benefits are the additional four planks of the legislation.
“And so, those are what I call the seven hills of Rome," Pelosi concluded.
"The three original pillars, the four issues that I just mentioned, that we’re there to make sure prevail when we go to the table for negotiation.”
Throughout this crisis, Democrats have acted #ForThePeople: to protect their lives and livelihoods – and also the life of our democracy.— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) May 21, 2020
And we will continue to take bold action. pic.twitter.com/n6telebWoa
Elsewhere in the interview, Pelosi was asked about her bizarre comments from earlier in the day.
During her weekly press briefing on Wednesday, Pelosi claimed that "doctors" are asking her "what's the matter" with President Donald Trump.
Pelosi appeared to be suggesting to the media that medical professionals have expressed concern to her about President Trump’s mental health.
The speaker made the comments while talking about "the appropriateness of the actions of the president of the United States" during her weekly presser on Capitol Hill.
Aside from making suggestions about the president's mental state, Pelosi unloaded in a strange monologue where she said Trump has "doggy doo on his shoes."
She went on to suggest that "everyone who works with him has that on their shoes too."