Democrats sought bipartisanship and got it — just not the way they intended.
The only bipartisan vote in the House or the Senate was against the $1.9 trillion bill that spends just 9% on COVID relief. Congress has passed five bipartisan relief bills since the beginning of the pandemic. This bill is the first strictly partisan package.
Now, House Democrats are saying the quiet part out loud: their $1.9 trillion relief bill is actually a liberal wishlist full of wasteful and unnecessary spending.
Even Democrats admit they are embarrassed by the billions in waste in their $1,900,000,000,000 trillion "relief" package. pic.twitter.com/IngmpLltc0
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 13, 2021
Rep. Tom Suozzi (NY-3) admitted: “There’s some waste in there, there’s no question there’s some waste in there.”
Democrat Congressman Tom Souzzi admits there is waste in Democrats' wishlist bill:
"There's some waste in there, there's no question there's some waste in there." pic.twitter.com/7TaTOc0ny8
— Mark Bednar (@MarkBednar) March 9, 2021
Democrat Budget Chairman Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-3) admitted: “One of the common arguments: this bill needs to be more targeted because people will be getting the money who really don’t need it and states and cities that really don’t need it who will get it – that’s undeniably true.”
Democrat Budget Chairman admits their bill is wasteful:
"One of the common arguments: this bill needs to be more targeted because people will be getting the money who really don't need it and states and cities that really don't need it who will get it – that's undeniably true." pic.twitter.com/uXiQRQTyt0
— Mark Bednar (@MarkBednar) February 26, 2021
Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) told CNN “no, I’m not comfortable” that this bill includes “embarrassing” spending on liberal pet projects.
Democrat Rep admits he's "not comfortable" with Pelosi's pet projects:@PoppyHarlowCNN: "You're saying it's embarrassing and that's $101.5 million of taxpayer money and I'm just saying, are you comfortable with it?"
Rep. Espaillat: "The answer, no, I'm not comfortable." pic.twitter.com/9quOBLAKw3
— Mark Bednar (@MarkBednar) February 25, 2021
And finally, Rep. Jared Golden (ME-2) said in a statement after voting against this bill, “I won’t support trillions more in funding that is poorly targeted or in many cases not necessary at this moment in time.”
House Republicans agree with these honest statements by House Democrats. That’s why Leader McCarthy called out the $2 trillion Pelosi Payoff point blank: “Stop calling it a ‘COVID relief’ bill.”
Here’s why. The Pelosi Payoff includes:
Stop calling it a “COVID relief” bill pic.twitter.com/We8lKrVt7r
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 9, 2021
This bill is not only just the most expensive single bill ever passed — it is the most expensive boondoggle ever passed.