By BlabberBuzz |Wednesday, 09 December 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders admitted that fellow Democrats, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, were responsible for delaying urgently needed coronavirus relief by walking away from the White House’s offer of a $1.8 trillion coronavirus package.
In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper Monday Sanders acknowledged Pelosi’s hypocrisy in endorsing a smaller bipartisan $908 million deal last week after rejecting the twice-as-large proposal from President Trump in October.
“Democrats walked away from that deal because they wanted $2.2 trillion,” Tapper began.
“That’s right!” Sanders (I-Vt.) responded.
“They walked away from $1.8 trillion, was that a mistake?” Tapper asked.
“That’s what I’m saying,” Sanders replied.
“Here was a proposal much, much larger. Democrats said, ‘No, that’s not good enough,’” he continued.
Lawmakers are trying to pass another coronavirus stimulus bill in the remaining weeks before…