The speaker said that an agreement with the administration should be reached no later than Tuesday, but Republicans condemned her for the “all-or-nothing” approach.
Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said that she and the Trump administration had made some progress in negotiations on the second round of financial assistance connected with the coronavirus pandemic.
She said the administration is finally at the point where they are ready to reach an agreement. The parties will communicate again on Tuesday to determine each other’s positions.
“Let’s make a decision, said Pelosi, speaking on the MSNBC channel. – Maybe we don’t like one point or another, but let’s look overall, can we move on.”
Pelosi said that Tuesday would be the last day for attempts to reach an agreement with the trump before the election of the President and members of Congress, which will take place only two weeks later, on 3 November
Senate Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell criticized Pelosi for an all-or-nothing approach to the new coronavirus aid package, saying she “needs to stop playing the role of Marie Antoinette” – an 18th-century French Queen known for her expansiveness.