Pelosi Goes Big & Crushes GOP During Tuesday Twitter Takedown

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On Tuesday, a bill to provide aid for survivors of natural disasters was blocked by GOP representatives in the House. Despite an increase in incidents of natural disasters, including massive, deadly hurricanes in Oklahoma, Ohio, and Indiana over Memorial Day weekend, a lone GOP senator managed to block an agreement for funding, calling it fiscally irresponsible.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi called him out on Facebook and released a statement on her website.

‘The heartlessness of House Republicans knows no bounds.  Just days after sabotaging a bipartisan and bicameral bill to provide urgently-needed relief to millions of American families reeling from natural disasters, House Republicans have repeated their stunning act of obstruction – even after more deadly storms ravaged our country over the weekend.’

This is the second time in the span of a week that Republicans have blocked this bill. The first attempt was blocked by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TN), who blocked it on the grounds that it didn’t include funding for immigration control efforts at the border and that it “wasn’t paid for,” something that was not a concern

‘For more than four months, Republicans in the Senate, White House and now the House have forced millions of American families to pay the price for their cruel actions.  House Republicans need to immediately end this shameful sabotage, and allow the House to pass the bill that the bipartisan Senate has finally agreed to.  House Republicans also objected to a critical extension of the Flood Insurance program which will expire this Friday leaving the agency without the ability to issue new policies just as hurricane season begins.’

Attempts to pass the measure by unanimous consent will be taken up again on Thursday. Meanwhile, those suffering the aftermath of natural disasters wait while grandstanding Republicans make a spectacle of themselves on C-SPAN and decide these Americans’ fates.

MSNBC reports:

‘Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., objected to a request to pass the measure by unanimous consent during a pro forma session. If the bill had passed, it would have gone straight to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. Most lawmakers are back home in their districts this week for a weeklong Memorial Day recess..’

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