Rep. Liz Cheney responded to a letter that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent to the Dems and accused her of blocking money from families suffering financially from the pandemic.
On Tuesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Democratic lawmakers, urging the public to ignore President Trump’s claims about the virus and to instead listen to scientists.
“We will overcome this moment, but success requires one fundamental from which all actions will follow: we need the truth,” Pelosi wrote.
“The truth is, from this moment on, Americans must ignore lies and start to listen to scientists and other respected professionals in order to protect ourselves and our loved ones,” she added.
Cheney shot back at the letter, saying that Nancy Pelosi needs to “do [her] job” and cut out the “partisan invective.”
“I read your letter, @SpeakerPelosi. The truth is you are blocking money for American families facing economic devastation, and you refuse to call the House into session or let us operate remotely in a time of national crisis. Dump the partisan invective and do your job,” the Wyoming Republican tweeted.
The House has postponed reconvening until May 4 due to the coronavirus.
“Members are further advised if the House is required to take action on critical legislation related to the coronavirus response or other legislative priorities, members will be given sufficient notice to return to Washington, D.C.,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, said earlier this week.
Democratic lawmakers have been conducting business by teleconference, and some held a call Monday to discuss a stalled small-business relief package. Senate Dems are blocking a $250 billion relief bill and they are demanding an additional $100 billion for hospitals, $150 million for states and local governments, and a 15% increase in food stamp benefits.