During a recent interview with PBS’s Judy Woodruff, Nancy Pelosi melted down after being pressed on coronavirus relief.
According to Town Hall:
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi must have thought she was going to have an easy interview with PBS News Hour’s Judy Woodruff. This is PBS. They’re supposed to be on our side, right? There’s talk of another coronavirus stimulus dominating the Hill. The August recess has been put on hold until an agreement is hashed out. Pelosi said there will be a compromise, but Woodruff’s line-by-line questioning on where common ground could be found was met with frustration from the top Democrat. Actually, it was something of a meltdown, with Pelosi accusing Woodruff of shilling for Republicans. It was quite entertaining.
Woodruff responded by saying she was just playing devil’s advocates, noting that the GOP had offered to extend unemployment benefits, that they too have monies allocated for schools and food programs, and that money passed in the spring during the first string of coronavirus relief bills has yet to be spent.
“Well, if you want to be an advocate for them, Judy, let’s know what the facts are,” exploded Pelosi.
All Woodruff was trying to do was to find out the position of congressional Democrats, which continues to be in perpetual tantrum mode over the 2016 election. Woodruff shattered Pelosi’s well-laid plans of trying to smear the GOP as Neanderthals over this relief bill. The GOP wants less spending, but Woodruff noted they are willing to show flexibility in the negotiations. Still, for Democrats, it’s ‘orange man, bad’ for all things. Moreover, given this train wreck of an interview, it’s pretty clear that Democrats aren’t willing to compromise at the moment.
It looks like Pelosi is not interested in solutions but just interested in causing issues for the GOP and everyday Americans.