NANCY Pelosi has now said she’ll compromise on stimulus deal and ripped Donald Trump saying that Joe Biden will “depend on science.”
Pelosi made the comments on FridayCredit: AFP or licensors
“That’s OK now because we have a new president. A president who recognizes we need to depend on science,” Pelosi said.
“That was not a mistake; that was a decision that has taken us to a place where we can do the right things without should we say ‘other considerations’ in the legislation that we don’t want.”
She went on to confirm that she is “very proud of where we are.”
Democrats, including President-elect Joe Biden, announced on Wednesday that they were open to a bipartisan coronavirus relief bill.
Pelosi said the move was ‘not a mistake’Credit: AFP or licensors
For months, Democrats have said they wouldn’t budge on the $2.2trillion relief bill they already passed.
But Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer embraced a $908billion economic relief bill to start negotiations.
The bill would establish a $300 per week jobless benefit, send $160billion to help state and local governments, boost schools and universities, revive popular “paycheck protection” subsidies for businesses, and bail out transit systems and airlines.
Following the news, Pelosi was accused of purposely blocking coronavirus stimulus money in an effort to stop Trump from being re-elected.
Pelosi ripped into Donald TrumpCredit: Alamy Live News
“The speaker of this House has denied the ability to [get] help to the American public, simply because she wanted to determine something would happen in the election, to harm President Trump and him getting re-elected,” McCarthy said.
“But what has happened is American people are hurting. That has got to stop.”
However, on Friday Pelosi suggested that the $908billion package is “just a start” according to Biden.
“President-elect Biden has said that this package would ‘just at best, just a start’ and that’s how we see it as well,” Pelosi said.
“It’s less money, but over a shorter period time. And we need to do it to save lives and livelihoods with the hope that much more help is on the way.
“Help is on the way from Joe Biden who sees the need.”