Sen. Blackburn: House Democrats Want Americans to Suffer Until November

By Melanie Arter | September 16, 2020 | 1:17pm EDT
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) (Photo by JONATHAN NEWTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) (Photo by JONATHAN NEWTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

( – Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday for not allowing a full House vote on the GOP’s version of a coronavirus relief bill, saying it even includes money for the U.S. Postal Service – something Democrats said they wanted.

In an interview with Fox Business’ “Mornings with Maria Bartiromo,” Bartiromo asked if there are any negotiations going on for another coronavirus relief bill or whether that’s dead in the water.

Blackburn said Pelosi is facing pressure now from House members – many of them women – who want action on a coronavirus relief bill.

“Well the little bit of daylight on this is now that you have 100 House members who are pushing Pelosi, and you've got a lot of these suburban women that won, and now they are pushing back at her and saying, ‘what are you doing?’ Because we put a great deal on the floor in the Senate last week,” the senator said.

“It would have covered the liability, the schools, the testing, and the PPP, the UI plus up, and It even had and the Democrats said no. It even had post office money in there. They were so concerned about the post office. They want the American people to suffer and to suffer from now to November. I think that is despicable,” she said.

When asked what she thinks are the most important issues to voters, Blackburn said safety and security, and the economy top the list of issues voters care about, especially women.

“We hear a lot about three issue: safety and security, and I will tell you especially with women, that is item number one. The second thing you're hearing a lot about is the economy, because everyone wants that job security. They want the help of the economy,” she said. 

“When you look at the performance of the economy, in 2019, and how you saw that plus up in take home income in 2019, that is what people are wanting to get back to. The recovery that you're seeing in the economy, the way the stock market is performing, the help wanted signs that are out,” Blackburn added.

“This is good news, and it helps the president that he is for fracking in Pennsylvania, and you've got Joe Biden who can't figure out if he's supposed to be for it or against it and has been on both sides of that issue,” the senator said.

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