Opinion| Rich Welsh| In case you’re wondering why the Democrats are giving Republicans, especially President Donald Trump, so much resistance in passing a stimulus bill to help Americans deal with the Disease That May Not Be Named (DTMNBN) virus, brought to us by Chinese communism, an honest Democrat congresswoman spilled the beans at the end of January.
On January 30, 2020, Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) expressed frustration at her Democratic colleagues at a town hall, admitting they block legislation simply because they “don’t want to give the president a win.”
Speaking at a Livingston, New Jersey, town hall, Sherrill revealed the “shockingly different mindset” of congressional Democrats who prioritize resisting President Donald Trump over passing legislation that might help their constituents.
“When I go, you know, I’ve gone up to people and said, ‘I need to get this piece of legislation passed,’ and they say ‘Oh yeah, we just passed it,’” Sherrill said. “I said, ‘Yeah, we just passed it. I need the Senate to pass it and I need the president to sign it,’ and they said ‘Well, we don’t want to give the president a win.’”
Sherrill’s comments contrast with Democrats’ longstanding criticism of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for blocking Democratic initiatives that reach the US Senate.house Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) came up with a visual representation of McConnell’s “legislative graveyard” in June, accusing the Kentucky Republican of blocking legislation to score political points.
“Leader McConnell seems to take great pride in calling himself ‘The Grim Reaper.’ It’s part of his political campaign, it’s part of the pride he takes as leader of the Senate,” Pelosi said. “The Senate will certainly be hearing from the public on issues, values really, that have bipartisan support across America.”
It was all a BS lie. It now makes sense why the Democrats in the House and Senate are pushing for a litany of left-wing goodies they have tried to get for the last 25 years, never letting a good crisis go to waste, even during a pandemic when American lives are at stake.
Michael McAdams, a National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman, said Sherrill’s admission contradicts Democrats’ push for bipartisanship within the Republican-held Senate.
“Mikie Sherrill’s comments confirm that House Democrats would rather block President Trump from getting a win than deliver solutions for their constituents,” McAdams said. “Voters deserve better than this partisan hackery.”
So, the next time you hear Democrats complain that the Republicans are holding up legislation from the House, now you know it’s just another in a long series of Democrat bullschtein lies. You need to remember this come November.