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Former Navy SEAL Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) is calling on Americans to hold the Democrats “accountable” for having “torpedoed” a bipartisan COVID-19 emergency bill that provides funds to small businesses to help cover payroll and rent and other coronavirus-related expenses, expands unemployment benefits, and quickly puts cash in struggling Americans’ pockets.

The real reason House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intervened in the eleventh hour to derail the Senate’s emergency bill, Crenshaw suggested, was to push her own bill containing a series of non-crisis-related Democratic wishlist items, included some Green New Deal policies and collective bargaining powers for unions. The political stunt, he said, will not be forgotten.

“Democrats torpedoed a bipartisan emergency bill that: -Provides payroll & rent for small business -Credit to businesses across America to keep them afloat – Cash in American’s pockets – unemployment benefits,” the popular Texas Republican wrote in the first of a series of tweets starting Sunday (posts below). “They have no good reasons. Just partisanship. Call your reps NOW.”

“Do Dems want a recession? A depression? How can they justify this?” he asked in a follow-up post. “This bill is critical for the livelihood of millions. Our country will be devastated without immediate help. Dems can lie all they want about ‘helping workers’ but now they are destroying their lives.”

“I am not one to make hyperbolic statements,” Crenshaw wrote in another post. “But what Senate Democrats have done is truly awful. This bill was negotiated in good faith. Been monitoring its progress all week. It can save our economy. And they killed it. Out of spite and bitterness. Hold Dems accountable.”

“We will not forget this,” Crenshaw wrote in response to a tweet by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blaming the decision to block the bill on its supposed inadequate “protections.” “More businesses are closing tomorrow while you peddle this lie. You literally stopped a good bill because it *didn’t have enough red tape*. You hate American businesses so much that you would sacrifice our economy out of pure contempt.”

On Monday, Crenshaw retweeted a thread by journalist Rachel Bovard, who obtained an early copy of the 1,400-page Pelosi bill, that highlights some of the new Democratic bill’s provisions, including bailing out the post office, mandating “risk limiting audits” of elections, as well as same-day voter registration, and other non-crisis-related, long-time Democrat wishlist items, among them more strict fuel emissions guidelines for airlines, wind and solar tax credits, and collective bargaining powers for unions.

“EVERYONE in America, Democrat and Republican, MUST read this thread,” Crenshaw wrote. “This is what Pelosi killed the rescue package for. ‘Corporate diversity requirement,’ ‘Airline carbon emissions,’ and the list goes on. Hold these people accountable. They are holding America hostage.”

As The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti reported Monday, early reports on Pelosi’s bill “show a piece of legislation packed with handouts, bailouts, and cash offerings to the Democrats’ top constituencies, as well as provisions demanding enforcement of the Green New Deal, easing voting restrictions, and strengthening union allies.”

After killing the Senate bill, the Democrats blamed provisions that they said amounted to a “slush fund” for corporate bailouts, but which is, as Zanotti explains, is actually a zero-interest loan program designed “to compensate businesses harmed by government lockdown” and which contains “clear restrictions on the $500 billion set aside to assist firms that have not recovered from the coronavirus lockdown within six months, including limits on funding corporate bonuses and stock buybacks.”

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16 Comments
  • Michael says:

    They think they’re making Trump look bad, because they think they can say he failed to get the bill signed, but the American people can see the truth and this is all going to come back to haunt them in November.

    • Ed says:

      They also laughed at President Trump when a couple of weeks ago he said we have some things on tap to attack covid-19. Later today, New York will start trials with a possible show stopper …

      These goons are not gonna be happy if we get some control of this virus.

      • John Burchardt says:

        And today we found out that an AZ man tried #DrDONtheCON’s method by self-medicating & now he’s dead!

        • james sherwood says:

          Hey John, it should of been U, instead of AZ man

        • Timothy says:

          How sure are you that he died because of the meds. Are you sure he wasn´t about to die from some other cause? Did not think so. Maybe he should have tried the obummer cure or treatment. Oh, there is not suggestions coming from obummer or any of the people in the nazi party. Never mind Doctor John.

        • Intellectual Impaler says:

          What idiot would be stupid enough to self medicate? A Democrat maybe? Wisdom says to talk with your doctor before any sort of treatment. Even the CDC docs said Doctors should recommend dosages in any treatment.

  • Rick says:

    PELOSI IS THE DEVIL OF THIS COUNTRY….

  • Ken M says:

    Vote R E D – Remove Every Democrat

  • PNut67 says:

    Like Crenshaw said….

    DO NOT FORGET THIS IN NOVEMBER.

    If you are a CONSERVATIVE on EITHER side of the aisle….

    DO NOT FORGET THIS IN NOVEMBER!!!!!

    • John Burchardt says:

      LOL – gotta love the GOPers crying for socialist bailouts…I though you all hated socialism?

      • james sherwood says:

        Dufas John, do you have a job or just another blow hard..

      • Timothy says:

        OMG. This is not socialism. You need to move to Cuba or Venezuela to see what real socialism is like. Here is hoping you have a job to return to after this bullshit is over. If not, Too Bad, So Sad.

      • Intellectual Impaler says:

        There’s a difference between sending out a Thank you Unions gift and helping ALL Americans.

  • MICHAEL MCPOLAND says:

    Perfect choice for VEEP in 2024

  • Timothy says:

    These are really EVIL people and half of Americans vote for them. Disgusting as all HELL. Most of these demonazis should be Mussolinied in the public square. They also compound lies to the Nth degree. Satans minions doing as he directs them to do.

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