Nancy Pelosi: ‘I Can’t be Bothered About What Others Say’

By CNSNews.com Staff | May 13, 2020 | 10:39am EDT
(Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on CNN yesterday, while discussing the new 1,815-page, $3-trillion COVID-19 response bill House Democrats are proposing, that she cannot “be bothered about what others say.

“Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called it a liberal wish list of, a bunch of items that you wanted to have passed even before the coronavirus pandemic happened,” CNN Jake Tapper said to Pelosi. “What's your response to that? I mean, is this very specifically coronavirus focused or are there things in here that have nothing to do with it?”

“He knows that what he said isn't so,” said Pelosi. 

“Putting that aside, I can't be bothered about what others say,” she said.

“What I'm proud of is what we are doing,” she said. “And the fact is that in all four of the bills that have passed before, they've all been bipartisan.

“We've all, in our Caucus, have agreed that everything is coronavirus-centric and also in a timely way that relates to the virus,” she said. “It's too deadly to our lives, to our livelihood, to our democracy, for us to use it for any other purpose.”

Here is a transcript of Pelosi’s exchange with Tapper about McCarthy’s criticism of the new bill:

Jake Tapper: “So, let's talk about this bill.  Your Republican counterpart, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, called it a liberal wish list of a bunch of items that you wanted to have passed even before the coronavirus pandemic happened.  What's your response to that?  I mean, is this very specifically coronavirus focused or are there things in here that have nothing to do with it?”

Nancy Pelosi: “He knows that what he said isn't so.  Putting that aside, I can't be bothered about what others say.  What I'm proud of is what we are doing.  And the fact is that in all four of the bills that have passed before, they've all been bipartisan.  We've all, in our Caucus, have agreed that everything is coronavirus-centric and also in a timely way that relates to the virus.  It's too deadly to our lives, to our livelihood, to our democracy, for us to use it for any other purpose.”

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