How Nancy Pelosi has failed to lead during the coronavirus crisis

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Here are LINKS to some of the reporting I relied on for this video:

Corporate Bailouts in Cares Act:

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/02/coronavirus-corporate-bailout-deal-161374

House won’t return from recess:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/us/politics/house-return-coronavirus.html

Remote voting:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/us/politics/house-remote-voting-coronavirus.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/15/856403393/with-historic-vote-house-will-allow-proxy-voting-remote-hearings-during-pandemic

Cares Act:

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-explained-bailouts-unemployment-benefits.html

Small business bill: 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/21/coronavirus-congress-reaches-deal-replenish-small-business-program/5151695002/

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/us/politics/coronavirus-small-business-program.html

The Heroes Act:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6800

Republicans against Heroes Act:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/05/16/republicans-appalled-by-3-trillion-heroes-act-as-democrats-urge-its-passing/#2d141c327599

McConnell says states should go bankrupt:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/04/30/mitch-mcconnells-idea-to-let-states-go-bankrupt-set-off-a-debate-that-engulfed-washington/#4811ae527ab1

COBRA expansion:

https://theintercept.com/2020/05/12/heroes-act-coronavirus-health-insurance-industry/

Heroes Act a “Messaging Bill”:

https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/heroes-legislation-pelosi-progressives/

Bernie Sanders pulling Democratic Party to the left:

https://theintercept.com/2020/01/03/bernie-sanders-democratic-party-2020-presidential-election/

Democrats don’t want to do anything too bold:

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/16/house-coronavirus-recess-132370

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimwang/2020/05/11/no-rush-on-the-next-stimulus-package/#599d4d6517b4

Mixed messages in Heroes Act:

https://prospect.org/coronavirus/unsanitized-confusion-abounds-heroes-act-vote/

Trump makes coronavirus response partisan:

https://www.voanews.com/episode/trump-makes-coronavirus-response-partisan-election-issue-4297631

Republicans and company liability:

https://www.businessinsider.com/gop-prepares-bill-to-shield-companies-from-coronavirus-liability-2020-5

Nancy Pelosi and her ice cream:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgfumenJbXE

Nancy Pelosi calls Trump “morbidly obese”:

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/20/nancy-pelosi-trump-weight-comments-270727

Nancy Pelosi rips up speech:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPlvYeEfceU

House Dems support Trump’s defense budget:

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/democrats-defense-spending/553670/

The Onion hurts cuz it’s true:

https://politics.theonion.com/pelosi-concerned-outspoken-progressive-flank-of-party-c-1836707083

Published by Joe Payne

Joe Payne is a lifelong resident of the Santa Maria Valley who teaches music, performs, and tunes pianos (pianopayne.com). He's also a seasoned journalist who shares his own reporting and opinion on matters local and national (politicalpayne.com).

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