Pelosi claims new leverage with Biden win, but it won’t end coronavirus aid stalemate this year

Pelosi claims new leverage with Biden win, but it won’t end coronavirus aid stalemate this year


Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted the slimmed-down House Democratic majority will nonetheless gain power with Joe Biden in the White House.

But so far, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t budging on his refusal to consider Pelosi’s massive coronavirus aid bill, even with Biden’s presidency looming.

“Whether you’re in the minority or majority, if the president is of your party, you have more power,” Pelosi said Friday at a post-election press conference.

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Pelosi said “Mitch McConnell is going to find out … not having Donald Trump in the White House is going to change his leverage, and that dynamic.”

Republicans predict the opposite result.

Senate Republican leaders said they hope House Democrats will moderate their agenda after Republicans flipped 10 of their seats in the election.

“Hopefully Democrats will decide that they want to work with us now that it’s been made clear that what they were trying to put forward is not what the American people

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