Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) gave a speech in the House criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for blocking a CCP Virus or COVID-19 relief package for Americans for partisan reasons.
The Crenshaw also accused the Democrats of hypocrisy for causing great harm to businesses by imposing strict social distancing policies that even they do not follow, according to The Post Millennial.
“This was never about what was best for the American people, never about honest policy disagreement, it was about preventing President Trump getting any credit. It’s about politics,” Crenshaw said during his speech.
Last week, Pelosi endorsed a stimulus package much smaller than President Trump’s proposal and comparatively even smaller than the one she had originally demanded, which caused a lot of criticism by giving it a political treatment.
As The Post Millennial noted, when Pelosi was asked why she had approved a much smaller stimulus package when she had originally demanded a large one, she argued that it was because of the “new President.”
At the same time, Crenshaw ridiculed the closures brought about by the pandemic, citing Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch as saying they were unconstitutional and also “destructive of the lives” of Americans.
In a recent interview with the Daily Wire, Crenshaw reaffirmed his position against the closures, stating that there is now much more data on the effects of the pandemic, as well as the costs and benefits, with the costs being much higher.
“Science is very clear, and there’s plenty of reporting on this,” said Crenshaw, who went on to mention media outlets such as National Review, Axios, and the Wall Street Journal and their stories based on reports of the effects of closures amid the pandemic.
“The Wall Street Journal showed that if businesses reopened by just basically using basic industry guidelines on physical distancing, hygiene, mask wearing, you could achieve fewer deaths while also leaving economic output 10% higher than a full-scale economic shutdown,” Crenshaw said.
Crenshaw said the policy for managing the pandemic is about trade-offs and the conclusion is that it has little or no benefits but huge costs, saying the policy choice should be a simple one.
“And so what we’re seeing is that a lot of these policymakers at local and state levels, and almost entirely Democrats, are making highly irrational choices—and it needs to stop. I mean, it’s really, really hurting people,” he said.
According to One America News Network, Crenshaw encouraged small businesses to implement legal actions against local authorities who, he said, applied unconstitutional measures.
“Our policy needs to be very clear,” Crenshaw said. “You give people the information they need to explain to them the science of social distancing and mask-wearing and allow them to comply. Allow businesses to create those so they’re self-regulated in that manner.”