Boom!!! Another plan to undermine President Trump and his America First agenda has blown up in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s face.
(Politico) Congressional negotiators signaled Tuesday they are likely hours away from clinching a bipartisan agreement on a nearly $2 trillion emergency stimulus package — capping five days of frenetic talks over a response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are expected to announce an agreement later Tuesday, under immense pressure from President Donald Trump, a dire economic outlook and the growing number of Americans losing their livelihoods amid the crisis.
The Senate’s lead negotiators — Mnuchin, Schumer, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland — have spent most of Tuesday huddling behind closed doors as they finalized policy details and legislative text. If those last-minute talks are successful, lawmakers say they could vote within hours.
It became obvious that Pelosi suffered massive blowback overnight when she suddenly retreated from yesterday’s effort to turn the emergency funding bill, to rescue suffering Americans and save their employers from bankruptcy into a far-left wish list to advance her party’s radical agenda, and announced she would accept the Senate bill in the House.
It’s clear that as people began pouring through the details on her 1,400 page proposal there was a harsh backlash from hurting Americans who don’t give a damn about her ideological wish to turn the United States into a petri dish of liberal experimentation.
They have families to feed and expenses to be met.
As her party members began hearing from irate constituents Pelosi was forced to admit that she had overplayed her hand.
That and a new poll from Gallup that showed President Trump’s approval rating for his handling of the coronavirus has climbed to 60 percent. That represents a 5% increase over the previous poll prior to the worst of the effects of the Wuhan virus in the U.S.
It also includes 60% approval among independents who will play an important role in the November elections where Democrats hope to be competitive.