Kevin McCarthy slams Pelosi for ‘holding up’ small business funds: ‘Name one thing she’s accomplished in this pandemic’

by Joshua Nelson | Fox News
April 21, 2020

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday torched House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for “playing politics” and holding up critical coronavirus relief for small businesses.

“Name one thing the Speaker has accomplished during this pandemic,” McCarthy told “Fox & Friends.”

McCarthy said that Pelosi has been obstructing President Trump’s measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

McCarthy went on to say, “When President Trump, January 31th, put in the ban in China, [on] February 24th she asked people to gather together in San Francisco. She actually fought the ban. When we wanted to put the CARES Act together, she came in and held it up. Now, we have a small business program working, she’s now held up the money.”

McCarthy’s comments came after Senate Democrats last week rejected a request by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to give unanimous consent to legislation that would have added $250 billion to the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.

Democrats said any legislation to fund the SBA should also provide aid to hospitals and local governments.

McConnell issued a joint statement last week with McCarthy urging quick funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.

The Senate is away from the Capitol through May 4, though it convenes twice each week for pro forma sessions that could be used to pass more coronavirus aid — though only if no senator objects.

Pelosi told “Fox News Sunday” that there has been progress on reaching a deal, and that small businesses will see relief in the near future.

McCarthy said that there are 700,000 small businesses that have sent in applications for relief “trying to keep their doors open.”

“Last week, we watched 5 million people [file for unemployment]. How many more millions of Pelosi’s layoffs will we have to endure before she’ll put people before politics,” McCarthy said.

“Even at this moment to get this agreement, we could’ve been done yesterday, but the Democrats continue to hold up even though we have agreed to all the numbers.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Leona says:

    Crazy Nancy and Cry Baby Adam Schiff are Leftist Communism Disease spreaders and their words, as well as their actions, have proven time and time again that they DO NOT care about the American people. Their only care in the world is lining their FAT CAT politician pockets with stolen funds that are set up for the American people such as SS, SSDI, SSI, and funds set up for our Vets and their military missions. Time to drain the SWAMP and remove the poisonous snakes from their cozy dens.

  • Retired Marine says:

    Pelosi is a deranged anti-American communist typical democrat. The ME ME ME, BS is getting OLD as she is. Her elevator has left the building. I am so happy that she has TWO $24,000 dollar freezers for her ICE CREAM, while millions of people must scrounge for food. Time for her contract with the devil to end and she join it in hell.

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