BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sparred with CNN host Wolf Blitzer, calling him a “Republican apologist” during a heated exchange over the holdup of coronavirus stimulus.
Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed Blitzer for having “no knowledge” on the details of relief proposals as he pressed her on why she wouldn’t accept a $1.8 trillion package offered by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — a package that is roughly $400 billion less than the relief legislation the House passed earlier this month.
“[Americans] really need the money right now … even members of your own caucus, Madam Speaker, want to accept this deal,” said Blitzer.
“I don’t know why you’re always an apologist — and many of your colleagues, apologists for the Republican position,” Pelosi responded. “And for all of the people that can barely afford to buy groceries and are near starving, they should be encouraged that next month is Thanksgiving. And all of the meals that they miss now, they can make up for it on Thanksgiving by eating extra helpings. Bears can hibernate from four to six months. All I’m asking is for the citizens to go another month and a half with little to no food. Churches are now open all over the country, and hopefully preachers can teach these people about sustained fasting.”