House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was exposed for her sneaky push to include an abortion slush fund in the emergency coronavirus bill.
Several White House sources told The Daily Caller that during negotiations on the provisions in the Coronavirus stimulus bill with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Pelosi lobbied for $1 billion in reimbursement to laboratories which would violate protections for healthcare spending laid out in the Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment blocks federal funds being used to pay for abortions from receiving federal funds.
“A new mandatory funding stream that does not have Hyde protections would be unprecedented,” one White House official explained. “Under the guise of protecting people, Speaker Pelosi is working to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent covering abortion — which is not only backwards, but goes against historical norms.”
A second White House official referred to the provision as a “slush fund” and yet another questioned “what the Hyde Amendment and abortion have to do with protecting Americans from coronavirus?”take our poll - story continues below
Pelosi and Mnuchin were engaged in negotiations Thursday morning to finalize the text of the legislation.
Politico confirmed after this article went to press that the Hyde Amendment provision was eventually removed from the stimulus later on Thursday and will hit the House floor as a separate bill.
Source: The Daily Caller
Notice how this is framed.
"GOP demands to include Hyde amendment language."
In reality, GOP demands Pelosi and Democrats don't be ghouls and try to sneak in abortion funds to sneak around Hyde Amendment.
Holy shit our media sucks. https://t.co/Lo1Pv9JcfT
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) March 12, 2020
This pretty much sums everything up: @realDonaldTrump is moving quickly to protect Americans from coronavirus and its economic impact… Democrats are spending their time trying to create an abortion slush fund! https://t.co/oFSxOLDBQj
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 12, 2020
Pelosi wanted to sneak in a billion dollars in funding for abortion programs through the coronavirus stimulus package. Don’t ever tell me the Democrats aren’t politicizing this situation. https://t.co/uuaqmzshfj
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 12, 2020
Sincere?Thats not a word in the Democrat vocabulary!
— Misunderstood (@Hummimgbirdfly1) March 12, 2020
That would b Nancy…never bothered her before, why would it bother her now? She is a sneaky, underhanded despicable human
— Horseturd (@AudreyOsborn18) March 13, 2020
Pelosi cares about saving lives, so added abortion to the coronavirus/kungflu bill.#pathetic
— truthseeker (@wedjim) March 13, 2020
It is beyond comprehension that @SpeakerPelosi would use this virus and the lives of American citizens to attach politically motivated agendas to a funding bill for this very specific danger. Pass a clean bill. The voters are watching.
— bondcliff (@bondcliff) March 12, 2020
It’s not beyond comprehension it’s standard practice for Pelosi to try and dirty up a bill.
What’s the matter, Nancy? Is there some sort of abortion quota stipulation in the deal to keep your speaker job? Why else would taxpayer-funding of abortion clinics be included in a Coronavirus Stimulus Bill?
This is un-freaking-believable. The Democrats are unable to handle bipartisan discussion during a pandemic without slipping in spending that doesn’t belong.
One person on twitter suggested the fastest way to get rid of COVID-19 is to tell Hillary Clinton that it has dirt on her. Sadly that does not work on viruses only people.
Much of this post was first seen at Clash Daily.