House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is making a political gamble that could cost some swing-state Democrats their seats in the upcoming election.
Some of these vulnerable lawmakers have practically begged Pelosi to strike a deal with Republicans to pass another coronavirus relief bill because they are worried it could hurt their re-election chances in November, Politico reported.
Pelosi is digging in along the party line of demanding trillions in stimulus spending — and some pundits predict it could cost Democrats their seats further down the ranks.
Republicans remain committed to pursuing a plan with a much lower price tag.
Plus, Senate Democrats last week blocked a GOP-backed plan to provide $500 billion in relief to struggling Americans.
So, it seems more than clear that Democrats are refusing to strike any deal at all and putting politics above all else.
Those anxieties — particularly among the Democrats