Scalise: Pelosi Has ‘Always Moved The Goalposts’ With COVID Relief Bill

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In an interview on Fox Business Network on Tuesday, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) responded to President Trump cutting off negotiations on a coronavirus relief bill by saying that he applauds “the president’s patience” with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who has “always moved the goalposts.”

“I applaud the president’s patience in trying to get an agreement with Speaker Pelosi. The problem’s been, she’s always moved the goalposts.” Scalise said. “And if you just look at the bill she passed just a few days ago on the House floor, it shows how unserious they are.”

“They literally had billions of dollars in there for people here illegally to get $1,200 from the taxpayers of America. They had that money in the bill. They had over $250 billion to bail out failed states.” Scalise continued. “We’ve been fighting just to get relief to small businesses and families who are struggling. If you look at HEROES Act one versus the latest HEROES Act, she actually defunded police by $600 million from one bill to the next, but fully funded illegals.”

Last week, House Democrats modified their coronavirus relief bill by removing “$300 million for Community Oriented Police Services Programs (COPS) that helps hire and rehire additional officers and $300 million for Byrne Justice Assistance Grants to help law enforcement purchase personal protective equipment and to cover costs to control coronavirus in prisons,” according to Fox News.