Speaking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about the “AC360,” Pelosi said the GOP holds “disregard or something condescending to working people, it seems, because they don’t believe how they could use the $ 600 – that kind of” thing. “Oh, they have money to pay the rent, they just don’t pay the rent.” Well, we can’t work if we haven’t even provided a basic set of facts. “
“People hurt,” she continued. “Unemployment (percentage) is high and we have a way to deal with it in terms of honoring our heroes, testing, tracking, treating, and money in the pockets of the American people ̵
Republicans will need the support of Democrats to get a bill at the president’s office, and the two sides are starting far apart.
Leaving more than an hour-long meeting with leading White House negotiators on Tuesday, Pelosi said the message Democrats had received was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, “he really doesn’t want to reach an agreement.”
It builds on that assessment on Wednesday night, proposing “there is still a long way to go, but we are adamant that we will try to find a common position.”
“And we need society to assess the need to support the state and local government and all the people who serve society. You can’t open schools. States and local authorities provide over 90% of school funding. So it’s all connected “she said, including the Democrats’ proposal.
“All of this is addressed in the HEROES act, and I hope they will come closer to our thinking about it.”