House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Thursday that passing a bill for $22.5 billion in additional COVID-19 spending is absolutely necessary, claiming it is related to science.
Pelosi shared the remarks during a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
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“The appropriators will be negotiating all of this,” Pelosi said. “The fact is, the $22 billion for COVID is absolutely necessary. In fact, we probably will need more as we need more therapies.
“One of the pieces of this [appropriations bill] is to buy the pills that will be — you get a [symptom of COVID] and you take the pill. It’s no longer about something being a sub-freezing temperature only, having a shelf life, a certain amount of — this is science, this is going forward. So I would hope that they would see the wisdom of the science of what we need to do in terms of COVID.”
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Pelosi’s remarks come two days after President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address that he claimed marked a point of moving beyond the pandemic.
Despite nearly all states rolling back most restrictions, Pelosi’s mega-billion dollar request pushes forward, but it’s increasingly clear the money has little to do with science