- Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes and former UN ambassador Nicki Haley clashed on Twitter over government funding for troubled Americans amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
- Ocasio-Cortez posted on Twitter earlier Thursday, suggesting that to control the recent jumps in COVID-19 “under control, we need to pay people to stay home.”
- Hailey, a former governor of the South Carolina GP and a UN ambassador, answered and asked her where she expected to get the money to “pay” people in quarantine.
- A second bill to promote COVID-19 was suspended in Congress because Democrats and GOP members failed to reach a consensus on a package.
- Both sides offered their accounts, which were subsequently closed by the other.
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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes and former UN ambassador Nicki Haley clashed on Twitter on Thursday over government funding for COVID-1
Ocasio-Cortez posted on Twitter earlier Thursday, suggesting that to control the recent jumps in COVID-19 “under control, we need to pay people to stay home.”
Hailey, a former Republican South Carolina Republican governor who spoke at the Republican National Convention earlier this year, responded to the progressive congresswoman’s tweet, asking her where she expects to receive the funds to “pay” people in quarantine. .
“AOC, do you suggest you want to pay people to stay home with the money you take by disarming the police?” Haley replied. “Or was it for the student debts you wanted to pay off, Green New Deal or Medicare for All?”
Ocasio-Cortez embarked on a reply to Haley and other Republicans in Congress.
“Nikki, I suggest Republicans find the backbone to oppose their corporate donors and vote on the same measures they took in March, except this time without a rescue from Wall St,” she wrote. “And I know you’re confused by the actual government, but police budgets are municipal, not federal.”
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“It’s extremely embarrassing that this woman was governor and still has no idea about public investment. I wonder if she says federal funding also works as a piggy bank or a household?” Ocasio-Cortes continued. “All this false seriousness from people who worship Trump for running the country like his casino.”
Congress initially passed the Bilateral Care Act in March at the start of the pandemic, but has since struggled to reach a consensus on a follow-up stimulus package. A second bill to promote COVID-19 was suspended in Congress because Democrats and GOP members failed to reach a consensus on a package. Both sides offered their accounts, which were subsequently closed by the other.
Prior to the election, Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in talks with Finance Minister Steve Mnuchin to negotiate a second bill. The White House did not contradict its reports, with President Donald Trump sometimes suspending negotiations and other times demanding a larger bill than the Democrats’ plan.
After the election, the Trump administration withdrew from talks on stimulus bills, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has since resumed talks with Pelosi.
Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also spoke with President-elect Joe Biden last week to discuss the growing need to distribute aid to Americans bearing the brunt of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
President Donald Trump has not yet acknowledged the 2020 election, which was called by a number of media outlets. The General Services Administration, which reserves the right to begin the formal transition between administrations, has not yet publicly acknowledged Biden’s victory.