In an exclusive interview on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) words “disgusting,” referring to her claims that President Trump had denied the seriousness of the DTMNBN-19 and delayed getting the federal government’s response in gear, what she referred to as a “deadly” mistake.
People were going to die no matter what. Does Pelosi blame every governor for the people who have died in their states or just Trump. The Democrats were busy impeachment Trump while he was dealing with DTMNBN-19.
“His denial at the beginning was deadly, his delaying of getting equipment… to where it is needed is deadly, and now the best thing would be to do is to prevent more loss of life, rather than open things up so that, because we just don’t know,” Pelosi said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“She said she’s blaming the president of the United States for people dying because of the way he’s led the country,” Graham told Maria Bartiromo on Sunday. “That’s the most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history.”
He added, “This is the same Speaker of the House who held up the bill in the Senate for days because she wanted same-day voting, she wanted carbon neutrality for the airlines, she wanted $75 million for the endowment for the humanities and $25 million for the Kennedy Center.”
Graham continued, “She is the one that held up the package in the Senate for days to get the Green New Deal put in a recovery package, so it’s the most shameful, disgusting thing I’ve heard yet, and it needs to stop.”
Pelosi additionally claimed Trump suggested he would loosen up federal guidelines on business closures and social distancing in some areas of the country, arguing that the U.S. “should be taking every precaution” and questioning whether or not Trump was listening to public health officials’ suggestions.
What Democrats can’t get through their thick skulls is that no matter how many medical experts give their suggestions to the president, he, and only he has the authority to decide what to do? That’s why we elected him to the Oval Office.
The Executive branch is a co-equal branch of government with the other two branches, and Congress has no authority to call balls and strikes on every decision the president makes where he is Constitutionally authorized to make such decisions. Congressional oversight has to have a legislative purpose, and does not include harassing the president of the United States. It is beyond irresponsible for Pelosi to speak this way, and if we had an honest news media they would be jumping all over her.
“As the president fiddles, people are dying. We just have to take every precaution,” she added.
Last week we reported on 74 actions the the president took since the news of the DTMNBN-19 virus came to light.
Pelosi’s comments were made after the president repeatedly stated last week that he wanted to open up the nation again as quickly as possible.
What Democrats like Pelosi either don’t understand or care about is that people who work for a living, and they are currently out of work because of the pandemic, they will need to be able to go back to their jobs when the lockdown is over. Many businesses can’t survive a prolonged period of no revenues and they will go out of business, which means lost jobs for millions of American workers. The president wants people to go back to work where appropriate. For example, in states where there aren’t a lot of cases and in jobs where workers aren’t surrounded by a lot of people. The country will crash and burn if we allow businesses to continue staying closed.
Democrats don’t care, because they truly believe that the government will then take care of those millions of workers who lose their jobs, and the irony is, the government will not have the money to pay for all those displaced workers if there aren’t enough people working for the government to confiscate their earning in tax revenues.
On Friday, Trump signed s huge legislative package deal to fight the DTMNBN-19 pandemic and send economic relief to workers and businesses hurt by restrictions meant to cease the outbreak from spreading even more. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the legislation earlier in the day.
Graham told Bartiromo, “We took most of the garbage out, but for [Pelosi] to blame this president for causing loss of life after she held up the relief package for days to get a liberal special-interest shopping list in the bill is pretty disgusting.”
The bill, passed by voice vote despite concerns from Republican lawmaker’s, and it has amounted to the most expensive stimulus plan in US history. It included checks for many Americans and supplied unemployment aid, assist small businesses and a massive loan fund for companies during a time when unemployment is growing at a record pace, the consequences of businesses closing in compliance with social-distancing guidelines.
On Sunday, Graham also explained why he had an issue with what he called a loophole concerning unemployment benefits within the aid package. What’s found in the law is that unemployment insurance coverage could be much more generous than it starts out (by Democrat design), with $600 per week tacked onto regular state jobless payments by the end of July.
“If you make $15 an hour for a 40-hour week, that’s $600 a week,” Graham said. “My goal was to make sure that in the unemployment part of the package, we made you whole, that you were laid off, no fault to your own, you’d get $600 a week.”
“We increased your pay by 50 percent,” he noted. “That’s going to make it harder to get people back into the workforce, it’s going to incentivize people not to go back into the workforce and it’s going to make it harder for people to hire new employees.”
He went on to say that the stimulus package simply added $600 for an unemployed worker, which means: “We took a $15-an-hour employee who was making $600 working, we’re going to pay them $926 in South Carolina not to work.” And he’s right to complain, because that creates an incentive to not go back to work for some people. That’s not a sample of what government should be doing.
Graham continued, “We have got to fix that, some smart person needs to develop software that can pay your actual wages, not increase your wages in unemployment.”
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr., The Range, Illicit Info and other online publications. “Raised under Reagan, suffered under Clinton”