Sara A. Carter criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during Fox News’ “The Next Revolution” Sunday night for her response to the coronavirus pandemic, specifically her delay in pushing necessary funding through Congress after the emergency Paycheck Protection Program reached its funding limit of $350 billion last week.
The nationwide lockdown has only made matters worse for working Americans as the number of Americans filing for unemployment reached 22 million last week.
“If Nancy Pelosi wants to do the right thing for the American people as House Speaker, she should stop playing politics and she should put the blame where it needs to reside, and that is on the Chinese Communist Party that not only wounded and hurt their own people, but the rest of the world,” Carter said.
.@SaraCarterDC: If Nancy Pelosi wants to do the right thing for the American people as House Speaker, she should stop playing politics and she should put the blame where it needs to reside, and that is on the Chinese Communist Party…#NextRevFNC pic.twitter.com/LxpQTE2jvG
— The Next Revolution (@NextRevFNC) April 20, 2020
Carter added, “And if we stay together and focused on that, we can make real effective changes, but we can’t when the Democrats keep playing these political games.”
Pelosi has put the blame on President Donald Trump saying “his earlier delay and denial caused deaths.” During an interview on “Fox News Sunday” with host Chris Wallace, Pelosi assured American workers and small business owners that more money will be coming ‘soon’ pending bipartisan agreement.
The President has announced plans to reopen the country. @SpeakerPelosi says there hasn’t been enough testing: “We’re way late on it. And that is the failure. President gets an “F” a failure on the testing.” #FNS pic.twitter.com/bBJaSpDJAx
— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) April 19, 2020
“We want to add more money there,” Pelosi said, but added that “it is very urgent though that we support our — our police and fire, our health care workers, our nurses, our teachers.” She continued, “that’s what the state and local government is about, is meeting the needs of the coronavirus. And everything that we’re doing is about the coronavirus, understand that.”
Republicans have called for $250 billion in additional funding, but Democrats have refused the offer and the two parties are at a standstill.
“They will have more money as soon as we come to an agreement — which will be soon,” Pelosi said. “And I think people will be very pleased because these small businesses must thrive in a community where they’re, again, health is essential to them opening up.”