(ReliableNews.org) – Democrats did their very best to pad the latest COVID-19 relief package with leftist provisions having nothing to do with the pandemic. They tried to include raising the minimum wage to $15. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tried to sneak in a $140 windfall for her district, but Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called her out for it in late February.
Most recently, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) announced he forced Democrats to remove a provision in the bill that would have funded Planned Parenthood facilities nationwide using taxpayer money.
Senator @RandPaul (R-KY) forced Democrats to remove a provision in their massive $1.9 trillion liberal wish list of a spending bill that would have allowed every Planned Parenthood across America to receive free money through the Paycheck Protection Program. #CovidReliefBill pic.twitter.com/6Y623c7KM4
— National Right to Life (@nrlc) March 5, 2021
“Democrats knew” this measure wasn’t about “COVID relief,” he tweeted on March 5. It was another “shameless attempt” by Democrats to “fund their radical agenda.”
Sen. Paul contacted the Senate Parliamentarian and accused Democrats of using an improper waiver to fund Planned Parenthood. However, before the Parliamentarian issued his ruling, Democrats backed down and removed the provision as part of an effort to avoid setting a precedent.
Once again, Democrats seem to have little interest in a relief package that doesn’t benefit the aims of their liberal agenda. Fortunately, Republicans in the House and Senate like Rep. McCarthy and Sen. Paul are looking out for the interests of all Americans.
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