(Washington, DC-AP) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing plans for the “next phase” of stimulus legislation. Hosting a telephone news briefing at the Capitol, Pelosi said bold action must be taken to renew America’s infrastructure.
She called it a key investment to build a smarter, safer national infrastructure that is built to last. Pelosi said it will create millions of new jobs. President Trump tweeted this week that the next stimulus should involve another two-trillion dollars for infrastructure renovation.
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said the coronavirus crisis has exposed significant fault lines in the federal government. The President signed a roughly two-trillion dollar stimulus bill last Friday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to pump the brakes on another stimulus bill.
In a radio interview, the Kentucky Republican suggested that the ink is barely dry on the last stimulus. Economic stimulus bills are a response to the deepening economic fallout from the growing coronavirus outbreak.
(Washington, DC) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Trump has been held accountable and insists that “no one is above the law.” Talking with reporters at the Capitol, Pelosi called this week’s impeachment of the President a solemn and necessary action. She said she has not decided who will prosecute the case in a Senate trial and when the articles of impeachment will be formally submitted to the Senate. Pelosi argued that the process guiding a Senate trial should be fair.
Pelosi dismissed questions about critical comments from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell suggested that House Dems are getting cold feet about sending impeachment articles to the Senate. Pelosi said she doesn’t care what Republicans think.
There are two articles of impeachment: Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress.
(Washington, DC-AP) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is offended by suggestions that she “hates” President Trump. Pelosi scolded a reporter during a Capitol briefing, saying — “Don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that!” She said she’s a Catholic who doesn’t hate anyone. She also noted that she regularly prays for the President. Pelosi also defended the move toward impeachment, saying the President’s actions have left lawmakers with “no choice.”
The reporter who asked the question was James Rosen, a former Fox News correspondent who now works for the Sinclair Broadcast Group. He said he was referring to comments from some House Republicans, who have said impeachment is being fueled by Democrats’ dislike of the President.
(Washington, DC-AP) – Nancy Pelosi is criticizing the Trump administration’s plans to send arms troops to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Pelosi said that the White House is trying to circumvent the bipartisan will of Congress.
The Pentagon announced it would send more troops and enhanced air and missile defense systems to the two countries to respond to a drone attack on Saudi oil facilities.
(Washington, DC) — President Trump says he won’t negotiate with Democrats until they stop investigating him. Trump walked away from yesterday’s negotiations over the nation’s infrastructure.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called the move “jaw-dropping,” and said he doubts Trump is serious about renovating the nation’s highways, bridges, airports and rails.
In a Capitol briefing with Schumer yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’s praying for the President. She also said that he was running a cover-up. In the statement, Pelosi slammed the President for blocking efforts by Congress to investigate the administration. She said Congress has a duty to look into the administration’s actions. She added that Trump “must honor the Constitution and the rule of law” by giving Congress the information it has requested.
In related news a couple of banks have already handed over Trump’s financial records to House Democrats.
(Washington, DC-AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is worried that President Trump would not voluntarily step down if he loses re-election by a small margin. Pelosi told the New York Times that Trump may not accept the election results if they are less than overwhelming.
She said, “We have to inoculate against that, we have to be prepared for that.” Trump has previously warned about massive voter fraud in the U.S., though scant evidence exists to support that claim.
Meanwhile, many Democrats are pushing to do away with the Electoral College in favor of a national popular vote after Hillary Clinton and Al Gore won the popular vote but ended up losing to a Republican.
(Washington, DC-AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is threatening to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt. Opening a brief hearing today, New York Democrat Jerry Nadler slammed Barr for refusing to testify about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report. Barr cited an ongoing dispute with House Democrats over the format of the scheduled hearing. Dems wanted staff lawyers to question Barr, along with House members. Nadler said the Trump administration will not dictate how the House runs its hearings.
Nadler called Barr’s refusal to testify an act of obstruction. Georgia Republican Doug Collins said the only problem is with Democrats. He accused Dems of running a political circus and also called the dispute with Barr a stunt. Collins noted that Barr fielded hours of questions during a Senate hearing yesterday.
Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, during a capitol briefing, was very specific in calling Barr out for lying to lawmakers about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report.
Pelosi said, “He lied to Congress; if anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime.”
Pelosi did not elaborate on what she believes Barr lied about. She also argued that the attorney general is more loyal to President Trump than he is to the American people.
(Washington, DC) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to hold a private conference call with other Democrats today to discuss, among other things, the possible impeachment of President Trump. Democrats are divided on the issue.
More progressive members of the party want to see the President impeached while others are worried about the possible political backlash headed into the 2020 election.
The idea has gained some traction since the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian election interference. Some Democrats feel the report shows that Trump obstructed justice, contrary to the findings of Attorney General William Barr
(Washington, DC-AP) — President Trump says he is still considering dumping illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities. In a tweet today, Trump accused Democrats of being unwilling to change “very dangerous immigration laws.” The idea was previously floated and rejected by administration officials. It was seen as a retaliatory move against Dems, who support sanctuary cities. Meantime, Trump accused the “Radical Left” of favoring open borders.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she hasn’t seen a report about President Trump and sanctuary cities but she’s calling it unworthy of the presidency. At the end of the House Democrats’ annual retreat in Northern Virginia, Pelosi said the U.S. is a nation of immigrants. The Washington Post is reporting that the Trump administration urged U.S. immigration officials to ship illegal migrants from the southern border to sanctuary cities across the country.
The cities included San Francisco, which Pelosi represents in Congress. The request was seen as way for President Trump to retaliate against political adversaries, but it never went anywhere.
(Washington, DC) — Representative Adam Schiff is criticizing President Trump’s decision to oust information about Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip overseas. Speaking today on Capitol Hill, the California Democrat discussed the letter the president sent to Speaker Pelosi postponing her trip to visit with troops. The House Intel Committee Chairman says President Trump’s letter was “inappropriate.”
“I think the President’s decision to disclose a trip that a speaker is making to a war zone was completely and utterly irresponsible in every way. “
This comes after Speaker Pelosi sent a letter to the White House requesting to postpone the State of the Union address until the government opens back up. Today marks the 27th day of a partial government shutdown that affects 800-thousand federal workers.