U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) is among Democrats furious with President Donald Trump (R) for cutting off COVID-19 relief talks until after the election.
“The president has told his negotiators to stop working to reach an agreement on a COVID relief bill. One more example that he doesn’t prioritize the physical and financial health of Americans, in the middle of the worst pandemic in a century,” Sires said in a statement.
Earlier today, Trump tweeted that he was cutting off negotiations with the House after Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued to push for $2.4 trillion “to bailout poorly run, high crime, Democrat States.”
Trump continued that he plans on passing a major stimulus bill that helps the working class and small businesses after he is re-elected in November.
” … I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business,” a subsequent tweet says.
Pelosi and Sires were among House Democrats who were pushing the HEROES Act, which stands for Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions.
“Well obviously we’re working on the HEROES Act: that’s money for municipalities, money for boards of education, money for rent that’s there, money for small businesses there: that’s my priority right now,” Sires said during a July interview.