Democrat Rep. Jayapal Slips Up – Admits On Camera To Blocking Money To Workers To Gain Political ‘Leverage’

It is safe to say that the efforts of Jayapal and her fellow radical Democrats to utilize this crisis for their own gain has failed miserably.


Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) slipped up on Monday when she admitted that she and her fellow Democrats are blocking legislation aimed to give help to small business workers in order to keep political leverage for themselves.

Congresswoman Jayapal made these comments during the #PutPeopleFirst virtual news conference with other progressive Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). During the conference, they pushed for such radical agendas as illegal aliens being included in the next round of COVID-19 relief, making it clear that they were willing to hold American workers hostage to get what they want.

“We don’t know what’s in the package yet, we only know what’s been reported,” Jayapal said during the press conference. “But I think what you’re hearing from all of us on the call is that we have real concerns about giving away leverage now without getting some of the priorities we need.”

Jayapal’s comments were quickly picked up by the The Senate Republican Communications Center (SRCC) , who took to their Twitter page to post the clip of her exposing Democrats’ real plan to utilize the deadly coronavirus agenda for their own political gain.

“One leading House Democrat came right out and said they’ve been blocking urgent money for workers’ paychecks because they don’t want to give up political leverage,” the SRCC wrote. “Think about that: Democrats would rather use workers as partisan leverage than actually help them.”

This comes as Congress is in the midst of negotiating “Phase 3.5” of the coronavirus relief package, which is meant to help small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. On Tuesday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said a decision was finally reached on the core components of the deal after Democrats abandoned some of their “unrelated demands” at the end of negotiations. Unfortunately, it took twelve days for Democrats to give up their radical demands, during which time millions of American workers suffered.

It is safe to say that the efforts of Jayapal and her fellow radical Democrats to utilize this crisis for their own gain has failed miserably. However, that does not change the fact that they still had no problem holding the American worker hostage while they played their ridiculous progressive political games.

This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on April 22, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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