Khanna to Pelosi: ‘We Have Moral Obligation’ To Pass Trump’s $1.8 Trillion Relief, ‘People Are Suffering’
Oct. 14, 2020 (EIRNS)—Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) is challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to accept President Donald Trump’s offer of a $1.8 trillion COVID relief package, because Americans “are suffering ... we have a moral obligation to do something. We are the party that stands for the working poor.” In an Oct. 12 tweet, Khanna described the administration’s offer as “significant,” and stated that it’s almost twice the amount of a stimulus package passed in 2009 by the Obama Administration, Roll Call reported the same day.
According to Khanna, who is first vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, “quite a few other members feel this way” and that at least ten of them share his views. “Now, I don’t know how many of them will be vocal, but members are hearing in their districts that people are suffering.” Obviously fearful that her troops aren’t under control, Pelosi wrote two “Dear Colleague” letters, one on Oct. 10 and one on Oct. 11, insisting that Trump’s proposal is “grossly inadequate” and shouldn’t be accepted. Khanna, Roll Call adds, thinks a deal is possible and that differences can be resolved. As he said in his tweet, “people can’t wait until February. Make a deal.”
Last night on CNN, host Wolf Blitzer pressed Pelosi on this issue, citing Ro Khanna’s statements, and wanted to know why she won’t agree to the $1.8 trillion proposal. As Blitzer continued to press her, she became more and more unhinged, she incredibly accused super-liberal Wolf Blitzer of being a shill for the Republicans! She then arrogantly continued: “What makes me amused if it weren’t so sad is how you all think that you know more about the suffering of the American people than those of us who are elected by them to represent them at that table.” When Blitzer referenced his own experience of seeing people on the street begging for food or money, Pelosi shrieked, “have you fed them? We feed them. We feed them!”