House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) rebutted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)’s comment, calling the government’s omnibus funding bill “the ‘one of the most shameful acts’ in House history, asking if he had forgotten about the Jan 6, 2021, insurrection.
Pelosi responded to the House on Friday ahead of the House vote to pass the $1.7 trillion bill, saying it would likely be her last speech as a speaker.
“It was sad to hear the Minority Leader say earlier that this legislation is the most shameful thing to see in the House in this Congress. I can’t help but wonder if he forgot the January 6?” Pelosi said.
Her response came a day after McCarthy railed against the bill and pointed to the “pet left-wing projects” funded by the bill.
“It’s a monstrosity. It’s one of the most shameful acts I’ve ever seen in his body,” McCarthy said. “The credits process has failed the American public, and there’s no no better example of the nail in the coffin of the greatest failure of one-party rule of the House, Senate and Presidency.”
Pelosi said the day the bill passed the House was a day of “tremendous patriotism” and noted that the bill included language to reform election law to “thwart future attempts to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power”.
The omnibus bill, which the House passed mostly according to the parties in a 225-201-1 vote, includes the Voter Count Reform Act. This legislation clarifies that the vice president has only a ceremonial role in counting the electoral college votes in a presidential election.
Members of Congress lobbied for the bill in response to efforts by former President Trump and his allies to urge former Vice President Mike Pence to try to refuse to count some votes for President Biden in key states in the 2020 presidential election.
Pelosi said the omnibus is “really a package for the people.”
McCarthy and other GOP opponents of the bill had argued that Congress should pass an ongoing resolution to fund the government until Republicans take control of the House next year and can pass an omnibus package. smaller.
McCarthy has also backed extremist members who have called for the bills to be halted by Republican senators who voted to stop the omnibus bill, saying they would be ‘dead on arrival’ if it became President.
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