Translation: We’re screwed. At least that’s how Nancy Pelosi made it sound yesterday after the Senate GOP released their version of a COVID-19 Phase 4 relief bill. Democrats and Republicans have very different versions of some of the same ideas, and are about $2.5 trillion apart in helicopter-cash scope. Just how can the two sides marry their proposals?
According to Politico, Pelosi and Schumer used an even more graphic analogy to explain how it won’t happen. People can see a giraffe and a flamingo at the same zoo, Pelosi told her conference, but just see what happens when you try to mate them:
ON TUESDAY, during a meeting in Speaker NANCY PELOSI’S office suite, the speaker and Senate Minority Leader CHUCK SCHUMER had a point to make: The Republicans’ $1 trillion Covid relief plan and the Democrats’ multi trillion-dollar HEROES Act are simply irreconcilable.
“IT’S LIKE A GIRAFFE AND A FLAMINGO,” PELOSI said to the room, which included SCHUMER, White House chief of staff MARK MEADOWS and Treasury Secretary STEVEN MNUCHIN. “They’re both at a zoo. A dumb person may think they could mate for offspring. A smart person knows that’s impossible. That’s our bills. They’re unable to mate.”