House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused CNN’s Wolf Blitzer of being a Republican hack Tuesday when asked why the Democratic leader won’t accept the GOP proposal for a new $1.8 trillion coronavirus spending package.
Blitzer kicked off questioning by presenting Pelosi with testimony from members of her own caucus urging her to endorse the Republican deal that is nearly double what their colleagues across the aisle proposed at the start of negotiations.
“People in need can’t wait until February. $1.8 trillion is significant and more than twice Obama stimulus,” Blitzer read from a tweet by Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California. “Make a deal, put the ball in McConnell court.”
Pelosi suffered an on-air meltdown and lashed out at Blitzer in response, hilariously accusing Russia hoax propellant CNN of playing interference for Republicans.
“What I say to you is, I don’t know why you’re always an apologist, and many of your colleagues, apologists for the Republican position,” Pelosi said. “Ro