House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is always up for a little political misdirection and misleading rhetoric. But her recent attempt to pass off her so-called “HEROES Act” legislation is one of her more infamous perpetrations.
In fact, Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais labeled it “blatant political scammery” during an interview with Huntsville, AL radio’s WVNN.
“This last HEROES Act that Pelosi tried to push through — in my opinion, it was just blatant political scammery at its best where they have this wish list that has very little to do with coronavirus,” said DesJarlais. “And it’s almost like they’re hoping for a slow financial recovery. We happened to have a presidential election in November. The economy often drives elections. President Trump was presiding over one of the best economic times of our nation’s history. Then this virus hits.”
DesJarlais characterized Pelosi’s bill as an attempt to woo voters and attack Trump under the guise of stimulus help.
“This huge spending package dealt with postal workers and getting $10,000 off of student loans, even though they’ve suspended student loan payments for six months, is obviously targeting young voters, trying to do things that will woo voters to the Democratic side, extending the $600-per-week unemployment through January 2021, where people are being paid more not to work than they were when working,” said DesJarlais.
“To me, it just seems like a Democratic ploy to stall the economy and somehow blame Trump in the fall,” he added.