Pelosi Blasts Republicans: They Have 'Endless Tolerance for Other People’s Sadness'
Republicans are 'in denial of the hardship that the American people are experiencing now'
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scorned Senate Republicans and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for blocking Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s request for unanimous consent on approving $2,000 stimulus checks.
Pelosi said that GOP possesses “an endless tolerance for other people’s sadness.”
The House speaker claimed McConnell was standing as an “obstruction” to implementing direct relief to the American people.
Pelosi's comments came after McConnell's move to block efforts for rapid approval of raising stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000.
“Who is holding up that distribution to the American people? Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans,” Pelosi said.
She concluded that Republicans are “in denial of the hardship that the American people are experiencing now."
“So they’re in denial of that need in denying this benefit. I do hope that in the days ahead … that they will see the light and understand what the suffering that is going on in our country,” she said, noting that it is simply “amazing to see the patience that some people have with other people’s suffering.”
“These Republicans in the Senate seem to have an endless tolerance for other people’s sadness,” she said.
“We urge Mitch McConnell to end his obstruction and to bring that legislation to the floor of the Senate, and we urge Republicans in the Senate to encourage him to do so,” she added.
McConnell said the would bring three of President Donald Trump’s priorities:
- Stimulus checks
- Section 230
- Voter fraud
The majority leader introduced a measure that addressed all three issues, including raising checks to $2,000.
Pelosi was also asked about her plans to keep her caucus unified moving into the next year.
“Our caucus is unified around our common ethical belief and our responsibility to America’s working families," Pelosi said.
"That’s what brings us together; of course, we have differences and approach and some other ideas. And that’s our vitality,” she said.
“I would not want to be a leader of a party that was rubber stamp lock step.
"That’s called Republicans,” the speaker added.
“We, the Democratic Party, are democratic in every way, including respecting the views of all in our caucus.”