White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday said Nancy Pelosi doesn’t actually want to pass a COVID-19 stimulus bill, citing the House speaker’s rejection of a centrist compromise.
Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday the House would remain in session until a deal passes, but McEnany noted that Democratic leaders denounced a proposal from the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus.
“Everyone in DC seems to want to make a deal except Nancy Pelosi — she wants to play politics. Look at the letter she wrote condemning the Problem Solvers group proposal that was a $1.5 trillion plan,” McEnany said at a White House press briefing.
The Problem Solvers Caucus, comprised of 25 House Republicans and 25 Democrats including New York Reps. Max Rose and Tom Suozzi, this week proposed $500 billion in aid for state and local governments, about half of what Democratic leaders want.
The centrist caucus’s $1.52 trillion proposal is “something that we would entertain and look at, but