An elected official responsible for ensuring the Democratic Party passes legislation in the Senate is willing to let Americans go broke, instead of approving urgently needed financial aid.
The Democratic Party has rejected the Trump administration’s next $1 trillion CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus stimulus package because of party politics.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized the package, and would not give a timeframe for when all levels of Congress would pass a revised package.
“[The stimulus is] a partisan bill that will never become law, just so they can muster up the courage to negotiate,” he said in a statement.
Schumer revealed he and his colleagues had taken a passive approach to reopen the country after the CCP Virus shutdown.
“Faced with the greatest economic challenge in 75 years, the greatest public health challenge in a century, Democrats have waited for months for Senate Republican colleagues to get serious about helping the American people who have suffered so much during this pandemic,” he said.
He also revealed the Democrats would not cooperate unless the Republican Party agrees to include federal food assistance, rental assistance, hazard pay for injured workers, special funding for African Americans, and guarantee wages for state and local school staff.
“Even after all this time, it appears the Republican legislative response to COVID [CCP Virus] is un-unified, unserious, [and] unsatisfactory,” he said.
The Democratic Party previously refused to support a stimulus package back in March. Democrats repeatedly rejected the Trump administration’s $1.4 trillion phase three, causing the Oval Office to fear they were holding the nation hostage until the upcoming general election on Nov. 3.
President Donald Trump was particularly concerned about the House speaker’s request for the Senate to consider her own $1.6 trillion relief package.
“Republicans had a deal until Nancy Pelosi rode into town from her extended vacation,” the president said on Facebook.. “[Do] the Democrats want the virus to win?”
Pelosi eventually proposed an alternative package after fellow Democrats complained about the stimulus benefitting major corporations while underfunding the primary healthcare system.
“From my standpoint, we are apart,” she said of her relationship with Republicans, according to Politico.
Even after spending an hour meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the House speaker failed to reach an agreement.
The president now believes the Democratic Party’s partisan approach is harming the nation.
“The Democrats have stated strongly that they will not approve a payroll tax cut (too bad,)” he said on Twitter. “It would be great for workers. The Republicans, therefore, did not want to ask for it. Dems, as usual, are hurting the working men and women of our country.”