THERE’S hope for $1,200 stimulus checks as Nancy Pelosi said on Friday she’s “optimistic” about a relief deal.
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“I’m completely optimistic,” Pelosi told CNN of another stimulus deal.
“As is Chuck Schumer,” she added of the Senate Minority leader.
She slammed a $500billion proposal made by Republicans on Thursday, that was rejected during a Senate vote.
“I do think that we should have an agreement,” Pelosi told CNN of another package.
“That’s what we all want… The fact is is that this is about our country and our future,” Pelosi added.
President Trump accused Pelosi and Democrats of rejecting the bill in a move to hurt his chances of re-election.
He hit at the house speaker and Schumer again on Friday.
“Pelosi and Schumer want Trillions of Dollars of BAILOUT money for Blue States that are doing badly, both economically and in terms of high crime, as a condition to making a deal on stimulus – But the USA is coming back strong!” Trump tweeted.
When asked about Trump’s tweet, Pelosi called it “an abomination,” the Washington Post reported.
“Pathetic as usual … an abomination” Pelosi told CNN.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also hit at Democrats for rejecting the bill .
“It makes you believe that they don’t want to do another proposal,” McConnell told the Daily Briefing.
“They want to wait until after the election and play games with this.
“These challenges that are clearly necessary to be challenged, tackled, should be done on a bipartisan basis, and need to be done now.”
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb past 6.4million, with deaths nearing 200,000, millions of Americans are eagerly awaiting to see if they will receive another $1,200 stimulus check.
If Congress can come to an agreement on a package within the next ten days, checks could be sent out to Americans in around two weeks.
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