Florida Rep. Val Demings argued that the “crumbs” offered in the latest Republican coronavirus relief package justified how it was blocked by Senate Democrats last week.
“Why are we always, or the GOP, quite frankly, always pushing to offer the American people the crumbs from the table? We need to give them relief that really helps them to carry on their word about being able to keep a roof over their head and food on the table. We need to pass a meaningful bill. And quite frankly, if the GOP is interested in helping American families, the Heroes Act is sitting right there,” Demings said of the House Democrats proposal during a CNN interview on Sunday.
Jake Tapper, the host of State of the Union, pressed Demings on the Democrats’ refusal to support the narrower relief package that would have provided roughly $500 billion for coronavirus treatment, help for schools and universities, and a new round of