Pelosi To Trump’s Demand For Payroll Tax Holiday In Next COVID-19 Bill: ‘No Way!’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) is slamming President Donald Trump over his threat to block further COVID-19 stimulus packages unless Congress agrees to a payroll tax cut for the rest of the year. “Is it ok?” Pelosi told CNN. “You know what? No, it is not.”
Trump said on Fox News Sunday night that he will demand the payroll tax holiday. “We’re not doing anything unless we get a payroll tax cut.”
Pelosi said in response, “First of all, this is all to be related to the coronavirus. We have enormous costs, most of it incurred because of the president was in denial early on, delayed a reaction to it, [it] caused deaths. Nobody is putting things on the table and saying unless we have this, we’re not doing that, and he shouldn’t either. We’re talking about life and death. We’re talking about people dying. We’re talking about people risking their lives to save people’s lives. We’re not talking about Red State-Blue State, we’re talking about all of America.”
The next bill would be the fifth piece of COVID-19-related legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by Trump.