Pelosi accuses Republicans of cruelly depriving Americans of $2k checks, McCarthy fires back

Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted “This Christmas Eve morning, House Republicans cruelly deprived the American people of the $2,000 checks Trump agreed to support.”

She added “on Monday, the House will hold a vote on our stand-alone bill to increase economic impact payments to $2,000.”

In her full statement Pelosi adds “House and Senate Democrats have repeatedly fought for bigger checks for the American people, which House and Senate Republicans have repeatedly rejected – first, during our negotiations when they said that they would not go above $600 and now, with this act of callousness on the Floor.

On Monday, I will bring the House back to session where we will hold a recorded vote on our stand-alone bill to increase economic impact payments to $2,000. To vote against this bill is to deny the financial hardship that families face and to deny them the relief they need.

Hopefully by then the President will have already signed the bipartisan and bicameral legislation to keep government open and to deliver coronavirus relief.”

McCarthy wrote Wednesday “Democrats appear to be suffering from selective hearing. They’ve conveniently ignored @realDonaldTrump’s call to reexamine tax dollars wasted overseas while so many Americans are struggling at home.”

He added Thursday morning in response to Pelosi “House Republicans just moved to re-examine how we spend taxpayer dollars on foreign aid—as President @realDonaldTrump called for. Democrats blocked it.”