Skip to comments.Gingrich: Pelosi, Schumer believe they can 'blackmail' Trump into accepting 'dumb ideas'
Posted on 03/23/2020 7:45:50 AM PDT by jazusamo
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Fox & Friends on Monday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., believe they can blackmail the president into accepting really dumb ideas.
Gingrich, who is in Italy with his wife, the ambassador to the Vatican, spoke after Senate Democrats blocked a GOP-backed $1.4 trillion coronavirus rescue package, sowing fresh doubt the parties can forge an agreement as the nation descends into economic disaster amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday, when Pelosi was asked if people should be concerned the rescue package won't pass by Monday, she said the two sides are still talking.
Also on Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blasted Democrats opposed to the plan, accusing them of being influenced by Schumer and Pelosi.
We had a high level of bipartisanship in five different working groups. And then all of a sudden the democratic leader and the speaker of the house show up, McConnell said Sunday.
He added, I want everybody to fully understand if we aren't able to act tomorrow, itll be because of our colleagues on the other side.
In response, Gingrich said, This is classic.
In 1990, the Democrats blackmailed President George H.W. Bush into breaking his word on taxes where they said they wouldn't agree to a budget agreement, he explained. In 2007 and 2008 when Pelosi was first speaker she basically passed terrible legislation, which president George W. Bush felt he had to sign, things which crippled the economy.
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They want to load up the bill with abortion funding and illegal’s goodies..........................
It’s not so much that Democrats have a different plan for governing America, it’s more the case that Democrats hate America and want to destroy it. No one should ever accept their ideas.
its worked in the past.
It's time for President Trump to get on the phone with both Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsome with one message: Get those two wretched dogs in line, or I'll be ordering FEMA and the CDC to prioritize Federal relief efforts to states and House districts represented by members of Congress who actually give a damn about their citizens.
Exactly, and everything else they can think of to pad liberal issues.
what Gingrich describes has been the MO (modus operandi) of the Democratic Party for years!!!
Oh, that is choice. Good.
Truthfully the GOP/Trump bill is a monstrosity. There should be no corporate bailouts without equity or debt provisions whereby the American taxpayers are made whole upon recovery.
This multi-trillion field days for big corporate interests are sickening.
Give her her show back, Faux Business News!
PDJT should go for the jugular and have a hotel manager, a hotel cleaning lady, a restaurant manager at the presser today and ask them if abortion and student loans should be part of the financial bailout and if it would help them...call them out by name. (Nanzi and Shoe-mah)
Ooops, I see the problem here.
Yup, and it will happen again.
President Trump should state at the press conference if they don’t come up with a bill now Pelosi and the rest will all be sent to Gitmo to work it out.
Clearly, if we didn’t have the 14th amendment, Cuomo COULD call Schumer home and appoint someone who cares about NY!
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