There is only one reason the coronavirus relief bill failed over the weekend according to Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw: “Pure, bitter partisanship.”
The former Navy SEAL said Democrats funneled provisions into the bill which had nothing to do with the coronavirus, then lied about it, and ultimately failed to support it.
As BizPac Review reports, one aspect Democrats lied about is a provision that included $500 billion in discretionary spending. House Speaker Pelosi and others claimed Trump was going to use this money to bolster his own company and properties.
But they “are lying,” Crenshaw claims.
“This is the $500B provision Dems claim has ‘no oversight.’ Direct Lending Limitations: executive total compensation may not exceed $425,000; prohibition of stock buybacks during the duration of the loan; borrowers must maintain existing payroll as of March 13. Dems are lying,” he tweeted.
This is the $500B provision Dems claim has “no oversight.”
Direct Lending Limitations: executive total compensation may not exceed $425,000; prohibition of stock buybacks during the duration of the loan; borrowers must maintain existing payroll as of March 13.
Dems are lying.
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) March 23, 2020
Crenshaw added: “Dems are lying about the rescue bill.”
“They say it’s a ‘slush fund.’ In reality, loans to big businesses PROHIBIT increases in executive pay and stock buybacks. It’s in the bill, clear as day. They don’t have real reasons for opposing this,” he said in a follow-up tweet. “This is pure, bitter partisanship,”
Dems are lying about the rescue bill. They say it’s a “slush fund.”
In reality, loans to big businesses PROHIBIT increases in executive pay and stock buy backs. It’s in the bill, clear as day.
They don’t have real reasons for opposing this. This is pure, bitter partisanship.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) March 23, 2020
Several people online expressed support for Crenshaw, claiming Democrats are continuing to hold the country hostage to push their own agenda:
They are mad as hell that Mr. Trump won the election did better for our country than they ever could, all while they were doing their bogus impeachment and are damn sour after he beat them. Just an indicator of what to expect from dems
— Scot (@Scott37968175) March 23, 2020
Bail out workers only…feed them for a month…Bail out employers too…Feed workers for a lifetime. Got it?
— Chainlube (@Chainlube2) March 23, 2020
They are affraid they won't get their cut of the funds when it comes directly to the people!! We are not stupid at all!!!
— winkylee (@Unaffraid1) March 23, 2020
Democrats will destroy us just because they can. They should be destroyed in November.
— Lori Olivia #MilitantNormal (@simplylorilee) March 23, 2020
American people are damn tired of this, every single one of you people should have all access to any monetary funds cut off immediately until you pass a bill to help the American people that are suffering!
200 million Pelosi and millionaire Schumer dont feel the pain.
— Greg Kotseos 🐸 (@GregKotseos) March 23, 2020
November’s voting day cannot get here fast enough. Not only to put this virus business behind us, but to vote these Dem jokers out of office
— Dominic Sofield (@dsofield) March 23, 2020