Rep. Max Rose (D-NY) has called out House Speaker Pelosi for blocking a clean funding increase for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Rose’s condemnation follows reports that Pelosi wants concessions to enact more of her far-left agenda.
Townhall’s Cortney O’Brien has more:
The Payment Protection Program, set up to relieve small businesses that have suffered during the coronavirus pandemic and economic shutdown, ran out of money on Thursday. Congress could have added another $250 billion to the program last week but Democrats blocked the vote.
Rep. Rose, who represents Staten Island, shared the following message with Pelosi and other Democratic leaders.
Sounds like he was stealing lines from Republicans like Sen. John Thune (R-SD) or GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy. On Friday Thune accused Democrats of trying to “hijack the process” to enact some “unrelated agenda items.” And for days McCarthy has been trying to fathom why Pelosi can’t see eye-to-eye with them on this emergency issue.
I hesitate to give Rep. Rose a pat on the back. After all, he was following the lead of Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-NY) and Tina Smith (D-MN), two of the first Democrats to break ranks with party leadership.
Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi is making the most of softball interview questions and showing off her refrigerator stock full of ice cream on “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”
Read and see the video at: Pelosi Off