WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the months-long COVID-19 aid stalemate, saying she was the only person stopping relief from reaching tens of millions of Americans.
“Things are still at the same place. There’s one road block. There’s one big wall that’s stopped this the entire time and it’s Speaker Pelosi,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said during his weekly press conference on Thursday.
“I would think after the politics she played and the election being over, that she’d now put the American public first. She still seems to be in the same position,” he went on.
Congress has not passed any economic relief since April with Democrats and Republicans unable to agree on how large the package should be and what should be covered.
Democrats have repeatedly blocked narrow coronavirus relief bills in favor of the $3 trillion HEROES Act that House Democrats passed in May. A slimmer $2.2 trillion version passed in September