As Nancy Pelosi began her regular Thursday news conference, the House Speaker pulled out a tissue and wiped her nose.
Pelosi Was Promoting Democrat Legislation Addressing the Coronavirus Outbreak
Pelosi did this just as she had finished promoting Democrats’ “Families First” legislation, designed to help Americans who may face hardships due to the coronavirus.
“We are here to pass a bill,” Pelosi said. “When we pass a bill, we will make a judgment about what comes next and we will see the manner in which the bill is passed.”
“I’m not giving any travel arrangements,” Pelosi added.
Pelosi wipes her nose as she does presser on coronavirus. And Congress is getting ready to go on recess? https://t.co/NYLJ3zIcj6
— Sassy Scarlett (@Southrngirl77) March 12, 2020
Congress in Recess Next Week Unless Emergency Bill Makes Them Stay
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Next week, Congress is scheduled to be in recess, but that could change if the emergency bill is stalled. Pelosi said that the House will take every step necessary.
According to Pelosi, the bill features “free coronavirus testing by and large for almost everyone in the country.”
“We’re having some discussion about that with the administration that maybe some people want to pay,” she said, adding that no one will be denied a test just because they can’t afford it.
These people are sick! pic.twitter.com/Ubd0t6m8WL
— Karli Q ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@KarluskaP) March 12, 2020
At the end of her news conference, Pelosi said she had a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon with the Irish Prime Minister along with certain members of Congress. The House Speaker gave the Irish PM advance warning that they wouldn’t shake hands, but do an elbow-bump instead.
Nancy Pelosi addressing the press w laryngitis and wiping her nose w tissue is not helping #CoronavirusPandemic
— LP (@CherGuevera) March 12, 2020
You can’t really blame Pelosi or anyone else for doing something as routine as wiping or blowing one’s nose, but that simple act during a press conference is a stark reminder of the kind of precarious position the country finds itself in at the moment.
So keep taking all the necessary precautions – and don’t count on Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat friends to bail us out of anything!
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