In yet another disgusting new display from a top ranking Democrat, White House officials revealed that Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempted to include potential funding for abortions while discussing provisions for the Coronavirus economic stimulus plan.
On Thursday, multiple officials familiar with the matter broke this news, claiming that, while speaking to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in a meeting, Nancy Pelosi had offered “several” ideas that would allow funding to facilities who perform abortions.
These irresponsible actions from Nancy Pelosi caused disagreements between members of Congress, and delayed critical legislation meant to curb the looming effects of the Coronavirus on the economy.
Here are the details that were first reported by the Daily Caller:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to include a potential way to guarantee federal funding for abortion into the coronavirus economic stimulus plan, according to multiple senior White House officials.
Speaking to the Daily Caller, those officials alleged that while negotiating the stimulus with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Pelosi tried to lobby for “several” provisions that stalled bipartisan commitment to the effort. One was a mandate for up to $1 billion to reimburse laboratory claims, which White House officials say would set a precedent of health spending without protections outlined in the Hyde Amendment.
In the statements from White House officials, they claim that the provisions she introduced would have opened up a potential channel allowing upwards of one billion taxpayer dollars to be used to fund abortions regardless of the Hyde Amendment, which blocks clinics who perform abortions from receiving any funding from the federal government.
“A new mandatory funding stream that does not have Hyde protections would be unprecedented.”
“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,” they added.
One official in particular highlighted a telling question, asking: “what the Hyde Amendment and abortion have to do with protecting Americans from coronavirus?”
Luckily for Democrats, the inexcusable provisions introduced by the Speaker were pulled from the bill just before voting took place, but Nancy Pelosi still intends to bring this legislation to a vote in a separate bill.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy publicly denounced Nancy Pelosi’s attempts earlier today, and he reportedly plans to write a new proposal within the next few days.