House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a recent interview that the House of Representatives might not return to session later this month as originally scheduled, and signaled to President Trump that she thinks the economy should remain shut down in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, as reported by Politico.
Pelosi responded to the question of whether or not the House would reconvene on April 20th as originally planned, saying that “I certainly don’t think we should do it sooner than we should.”
Pelosi also implied that she thinks the current quarantine and “social distancing” measures should remain in place, falsely claiming that “this has taken an acceleration from when we started this.” In actuality, the Chinese coronavirus appears to have already reached its peak, with hospitalizations in the hard-hit state of New York plummeting over the last week, and the latest projection models significantly decreasing their previous death toll estimates.
The speaker also admitted that she does not watch President Trump’s daily coronavirus press briefings, saying that she would only occasionally “see [them] inadvertently or just by accident.” She falsely claimed that the president “contradicts himself” at the briefings, without specifying how.
Congress is currently working on a fourth relief bill for those most impacted by the coronavirus, but the most recent attempt – which included $250 billion for small businesses – was stalled by congressional Democrats