Rep. Steve Scalise made it clear he was not pleased with the House passing the $3 trillion coronavirus bill.
House Dems just voted to give your tax dollars to illegal immigrants.
This is their priority when there are over 30 million American citizens who have just lost their jobs and are struggling to get by.
Wednesday, Scalise tweeted:
Dems are taking advantage of this crisis to play politics and push their radical socialist agenda.
Don’t let them tell you otherwise. Take them at their own words.
🚨 Dems are taking advantage of this crisis to play politics and push their radical socialist agenda.
Don't let them tell you otherwise. Take them at their own words.
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— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) May 13, 2020
Per ABCNews, the House passed a historic $3 trillion coronavirus relief package on Friday night — a bill that would put more money directly into Americans’ pockets — but the massive piece of legislation is likely headed straight to the Senate legislative graveyard.
The measure is not expected to be taken up in the Republican-controlled Senate, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled Thursday that she is open to negotiating.
One Republican — Rep. Peter King of New York — supported the bill because of the relief the measure would provide to state and local governments.
Fourteen Democrats voted down the bill, many of them claiming the measure didn’t go far enough to provide relief to millions of Americans who are economically struggling due to the public health crisis.
“We’re putting our offer on the table, we’re open to negotiation,” Pelosi said Thursday, acknowledging the long odds of the bill becoming law.
DailyCaller reports a former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) claims House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus relief package exploits the pandemic to push a progressive agenda.
“Nancy Pelosi and her party, they are taking advantage of this crisis to push a radical agenda. Look, she wants to use our taxpayer’s money to reward illegal behavior,” said Tom Homan on Fox and Friends Thursday. Homan led ICE early on in the Trump administration.
Pelosi introduced the HEROES Act on Tuesday, a $3 trillion spending bill that includes so many progressive measures, and Republican leaders have deemed it dead-on-arrival in the Senate. Particularly on immigration issues, the legislation would make many illegal aliens eligible for $1,200 relief checks, along with a number of anti-enforcement measures.
“She wants to use U.S. citizens’ taxpayer money to pay illegal aliens … They committed a crime and entered this country illegally, they are in violation of law for working in this country illegally,” Homan said.
House Democrats’s HEROES Act, if passed into law, would allow those who use Taxpayer Identification Numbers — which are frequently used by illegal aliens who don’t have Social Security numbers — to be eligible for stimulus funds. The bill also forbids federal grant money from being withheld from sanctuary cities, and it calls on ICE to release detainees who do not pose a “threat to public safety or national security.”
The legislation includes a section that provides “temporary protections for essential critical infrastructure workers,” giving protections to illegal aliens employed in jobs that are declared “essential.” If the legislation were to pass, these illegal aliens would enjoy a period of deferred action on repatriation, and be authorized to work if they meet a certain requirements.
Homan said that Pelosi had argued for years that Trump is not above the law, but she thinks illegal aliens are above the law.
“Here’s the Speaker of the House for three years [saying] the president is not above the law, the president is not above the law, but apparently in her eyes, illegal aliens are above the law,” he said.
“I don’t know what the skies are in her world but she lost her mind on this stimulus package,” Homan added.