Pelosi Statement on Leader McConnell’s Remarks on Bipartisan COVID Talks

December 8, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s remarks today undermining the bipartisan talks between Members of the House and Senators to achieve a COVID relief package:

"Leader McConnell's efforts to undermine good-faith, bipartisan negotiations are appalling. 

"What does Leader McConnell have against our heroes?  Our health care workers, our first responders and other frontline workers have risked their lives to save lives.  Now, Leader McConnell wants them to lose their jobs and our constituents to lose the essential services they provide.  With vaccine distribution being administered by the states, state and local funding is central to our efforts to crush the virus.

"The bipartisan negotiations involving Senators and Members of the House have made good progress and must be allowed to proceed without Leader McConnell's obstruction."