By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney did not have kind words to say after voting against the House of Representatives’ coronavirus relief bill on Thursday.
The House passed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package on Thursday, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he wouldn’t support any legislation that cost more than $2 trillion, according to CBS News.
Cheney called the bill a “cynical partisan” one and said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to deal with the coronavirus crisis.
“Time and again, we have watched her block relief, refuse to negotiate and delay progress,” Cheney said in a statement. “The Democrats are wasting invaluable time and turning their backs on the American people.”
The representative added that Congress should be providing assistance to families, workers, small businesses, agriculture and energy producers in Wyoming and across America. But, she continued, Pelosi has found ways to fund Green New Deal-style programs and send taxpayer money to illegal immigrants, arguments she has regularly touted.
She added that Pelosi has changed election laws to “rig the process for Democrats.”
Cheney also criticized the bill for “cut[ting] money for our law enforcement officials, building on the Democrats’ commitment to defund the police.”
“Speaker Pelosi has fundamentally failed America and her decision to stand in the way of a common sense relief bill is the latest example of that,” Cheney said.