House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in an effort to play down the November jobs report, which showed another record high in U.S. job growth, said it “offers little solace” to Americans.
“Despite some encouraging numbers, the November jobs report offers little solace to the farmers and hardworking families who are struggling to stay above water with the costs of living rising and uncertainty surging,” Pelosi in a statement published on Friday, Dec. 6, upon the release of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic November jobs report.
Refusing to give credit to the Trump administration, which just added 266,000 jobs in November and made the lowest unemployment rate since December 1969, Pelosi shifted attention to a Democrat bill to control the prices of prescription drugs.
“We must take action to strengthen the health and financial security of America’s seniors and families. Next week, the House will pass our transformational Lower Drug Costs Now Act to finally stop Americans from having to pay more for their medicines than what Big Pharma charges for the same drugs in other countries,” she continued.
GREAT JOBS REPORT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2019
“Along with the upward revisions to earlier months, these numbers are telling us that job growth in the U.S. has stabilized,” Chief econimist at Fitch Ratings Brian Coulton told Yahoo Finance Friday. “This highlights that conditions remain firmly in place for the consumer and the service sector to cushion the economy from external risks and related weakness in U.S. manufacturing.”
Meanwhile, Pelosi stonewalled the North American Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) called by GOP leaders. In a Friday statement, she also blamed Republicans for refusing to act on Democrat-sponsored bills, saying, “House Democrats have sent the Senate more than 275 bipartisan bills to improve the lives of America’s hardworking families. While Senator McConnell and the GOP Senate refuse to act, House Democrats will continue to work relentlessly to deliver progress For The People: lower health care costs, bigger paychecks, cleaner government.”
Pelosi continued to push forward the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into the president despite witnesses describing it as “inadequate” and “dangerous” with “the thinnest evidentiary record, and the narrowest grounds ever used to impeach a president.”
The Judiciary Committee slated a hearing Monday on the the evidence gathered in the impeachment inquiry after Pelosi told the House committees to proceed with impeachment articles.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday condemned Pelosi for prioritizing the impeachment inquiry and imperiling the U.S.’s growth by not calling a vote on USMCA.
“She’s more concerned with maybe tearing down this president instead of building this country up,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “She has given everything to impeachment.”