UPDATED 6:30 PM PT – Thursday, December 3, 2020
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) continues to hammer Democrats over their inaction of coronavirus relief. During his weekly press conference on Thursday, McCarthy said Democrats have voted against virus relief at least 40 times.
This week, your House Democrat majority is tackling the tough issues by holding a vote on legalizing pot and banning tiger ownership.
Nothing for small businesses.
Nothing for re-opening schools.
Nothing on battling the pandemic.
Just cannabis and cats.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 30, 2020
He also signaled Republicans are against a new bipartisan compromise bill that would provide $900 billion in funding as a starting point for future relief talks.
Instead, McCarthy supports Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to tie relief funding to Congress’s year-end budget bill.
The American people need more help now. Congress should deliver more COVID relief this year.
Even House and Senate Democrats are publicly saying that Speaker Pelosi’s and Leader Schumer’s all-or-nothing obstruction needs to stop.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) November 30, 2020
“Working with President Trump, with Mnuchin and with McConnell, I feel we’ve got a better opportunity now than at any time,” McCarthy said. “I think those members on the Democratic side who said they would sign a discharge petition. If they would sign that discharge petition, I bet you would get a COVID bill that day.”
You’d think after losing dozens of campaigns, Pelosi would get the picture: Americans demand action on issues that matter. Instead—Democrats are voting this week to ban tiger king & decriminalize pot. https://t.co/h9s1amR073
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 3, 2020
Part of that bill would include securing at least $300 billion in loans or grants to keep small businesses afloat.