On Tuesday, CNN host Wolf Blitzer pushed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her refusal to accept a compromise with Republicans to deliver coronavirus relief.
Pelosi accused Blitzer and others on CNN of siding with and apologizing for Republicans.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Talks Down to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer
“What I say to you is, I don’t know why you’re always an apologist, and many of your colleagues are apologists for the Republican position,” Pelosi said on “The Situation Room.”
Here’s the video of the above exchange. On top of everything, it’s kind of hilarious that Pelosi claims that CNN — **CNN** — serve as apologists and propagandists for the Republicans.pic.twitter.com/IU8oVCRJSN
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 13, 2020
Pelosi appeared frustrated that Blitzer cited Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna and former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s statements that Pelosi should accept the Republicans’ $1.8 trillion federal coronavirus relief deal.
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“Ro Khanna, that’s nice,” Pelosi said. “That isn’t what we’re going to do. And nobody’s waiting until February.”
“I want this very much now because people need help now,” Pelosi insisted.
“But it’s no use giving them a false thing just because the president wants to put a check with his name on it in the mail.”
“Andrew Yang, he’s lovely,” the Democrat added. “Ro Khanna, he’s lovely. They are not negotiating this situation. They have no idea of the particulars.”
78 million can’t afford normal expenses.
40 million are at risk of eviction.
8 million small businesses might close forever.
Dems can’t wait for the perfect deal. We have a moral obligation to get folks relief, now. https://t.co/z0DJkeQo6o
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) October 13, 2020
Pelosi condescendingly dismissed Blitzer bringing up the fact that Americans need relief now, and the House Speaker suggested Blitzer simply didn’t now what he was talking about.
“With all due respect, you really don’t know what you’re talking about,” Pelosi said dismissively to Blitzer.
“So do a service to the issue and have some level of respect for the people who have worked on these issues, written the bill, to begin with,” Pelosi added.
Nikki Haley Says Meltdown Due To Never Being Asked ‘Hard Questions’
Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley tweeted of the tense exchange, “They are so used to not having to answer hard questions. And when they are asked they end up acting like this.”
Watch Pelosi’s remarkable behavior:
They are so used to not having to answer hard questions. And when they are asked they end up acting like this. https://t.co/1yYvcfSPVF
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) October 13, 2020
Haley is right. Pelosi and most Democrats are accustomed to going on CNN and being given softball questions.
Blitzer didn’t even ask her a hard question. Yet, anything less than complete and total fealty to Democrats is viewed by Pelosi as a shocking, major scandal.
Blitzer merely asked Pelosi why she didn’t take a deal. And she didn’t like it one bit.
The rambling that followed from Pelosi showed that she didn’t care what Blitzer and most Americans thought about her and her party’s behavior.
People like Nancy Pelosi are called political “elites” for a reason, and Tuesday on CNN, the House Speaker proved it.
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