House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) sparred with CNN host Wolf Blitzer Tuesday evening, calling him a “Republican apologist” during a heated exchange over the holdup of coronavirus stimulus.
Pelosi slammed Blitzer for having “no knowledge” on the details of relief proposals as he pressed her on why she wouldn’t accept a $1.8 trillion package offered by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — a package that is roughly $400 billion less than the relief legislation the House passed earlier this month.
Nancy Pelosi is asked a simple question, and she immediately resorts to name-calling. So I'll ask her again here:
Speaker Pelosi: Why not make a deal? Millions of Americans are hurting while you single-handedly block support for workers and families. pic.twitter.com/KLbaDKgQv8
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) October 13, 2020
“[Americans] really need the money right now…even members of your own caucus, madam speaker, want to accept this deal,” said Blitzer.
Blitzer went on to quote a tweet from Rep. Ro Khanna, a fellow California Democrat, who said “people in need can’t wait until February [for the next stimulus bill]” and that the $1.8 trillion offered from the White House was “significant.”
“I don’t know why you’re always an apologist — and many of your colleagues, apologists for the Republican position,” Pelosi responded. “Ro Khanna, that’s nice. That isn’t what we’re going to do. And nobody’s waiting until February.” (Read more from “WATCH: Nancy Pelosi Calls CNN Host a GOP ‘Apologist’ During Epic On-Air Spat” HERE)