After 5:00 p.m. ET yesterday, Grassfire staff received an alarming email from the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). In it, he calls out Democrats for their obstruction tactics related to funding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). McConnell insists that, with PPP officially out of money, the "shameful actions" of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) "will now directly harm hardworking Americans."
The late afternoon email included dozens of quotes from lawmakers and links to news articles about the impact and cost of "Democrats' PPP Obstruction." (Click here to see a digital version.) It also included this alarming quote from McConnell:
"It is absolutely surreal to see Democratic leaders treat support for workers and small businesses as something they need to be goaded into supporting. This really should be above politics. Five million more Americans lost their jobs just last week. That makes 20 million layoffs in just one month."
+ + Pelosi Shows Off Chocolate and Ice Cream Stash
Instead of doing more in Washington, D.C. to help millions of struggling Americans, Pelosi kept the House out of session this week. But the Speaker did mange to find time to appear on a late-night talk show. She proudly displayed a basket of Easter chocolate and her stash of $12 ice-cream pints stored in her expensive, high-end freezer. It was the kind of "let them eat cake" moment that you might think a public servant would avoid when many Americans are turning to food banks to feed their families.
(Note: Queen Marie-Antoinette has become famous for the derisive "let them eat cake" comment to suffering, 18th-century French peasants, but Encyclopædia Britannica reports that she probably never said it.)
Last night, we told you about another email Grassfire received from the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) yesterday. He blasted Democrats for their obstruction regarding PPP and called for them to take immediate action to "let this job-saving program reopen."
McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCathy (R-CA) even released a joint statement blasting Pelosi's head-in-the-sand approach to PPP. With 20+ million Americans thrown out of work in just the past four weeks, the Speaker claims she's seen "no data as to why we need" to keep funding the program.
Pelosi, Schumer and their minions should be ashamed of themselves, and the American people should call them out for it! If you're sick of their despicable actions, Grassfire is empowering YOU to send a clear message to your members of Congress, key House and Senate leaders, as well as to Pelosi and Schumer! Click here or on the banner below now to schedule your "PELOSI OUTRAGE" faxes for immediate delivery on Capitol Hill:
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Even in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Pelosi and Schumer STILL can't manage to put aside her hyper-partisan, anti-American hate for President Trump in order to help Americans in crisis. Thousands of people have died; millions of Americans have been thrown out of work by panicked, nationwide shutdowns; and one of the most robust economies in U.S. history has been devastated.
Pelosi even delayed last month's $2.2 TRILLION bipartisan, government bailout by a full week. Now, she and Schumer REFUSE to act and release additional funds for the Paycheck Protection Program. If McConnell and his fellow Republicans wanted money for illegal aliens or to fund abortions, do you think the two Democrat "leaders" would be dragging their feet?
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Finally, Grassfire added Sen. Schumer to the "PELOSI OUTRAGE" FaxFire THIS WEEK! We also updated our letters TODAY to include language calling out both Democrats for their obstruction.
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Thanks, in advance, for taking a stand.
For life, liberty and limited government,
The Grassfire Team
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