“With all due respect, you don’t really know what you’re talking about,” Pelosi told Blitzer, admitting that her Democratic seats – who also opposed the Republican offer – were behind her decision. “So serve this cause and respect some of the people who worked on these issues, and wrote the bill at the beginning.”
Then Pletser asked Pelosi about pressure within the Democratic Party To accept a deal, citing comments from Democrats such as Rep. Ro Khanna (Democrat from California) or one-time presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who invited her to accept the deal. Others in its electoral rally, especially the centrists who fought tough reelection battles this fall, did so. Spent weeks Pressure for compromise.
But Pelosi has simply turned down invitations to accept $ 1.8 trillion, as she did at Call a private pool Earlier on Tuesday. House Democrats initially passed a $ 3.4 trillion bill, and party leaders refused to accept less than $ 2 trillion – a price the Senate Republicans have already rejected.
“I can’t get over it because Andrew Yang is beautiful. Roo is beautiful. But they don’t negotiate the situation. They have no idea of the details. They have no idea what the language is here,” Pelosi said, getting increasingly irritated, they have no idea what the language is here.
Pletser then asked Pelosi why she had not contacted Trump to seek a better compromise.
“I’m not talking to the president,” Pelosi said.
“Why don’t you call him? Let’s say let’s reach an agreement. There are a lot of Americans in desperate need.”
Pelosi said, “What makes me amused if it’s not so sad is how you all think you know more about the suffering of the American people than the ones elected by them to represent them at that table.”
Matthew Choi contributed to this report.