How far will Tom O’Halleran go to protect House Democrats and Nancy Pelosi over his constituents?
Tom O’Halleran can’t even admit it’s wrong Nancy Pelosi is holding America hostage while she tries to push her progressive policy ideas into what is supposed to be a bipartisan coronavirus aide package.
He thinks that’s simply part of “negotiating.” That’s a hell of a high stakes bet when many peoples’ lives are the wager.
In case you missed it…
Rep. Tom O’Halleran sides with Pelosi in coronavirus aid standoff
March 23, 2020
Rep. Tom O’Halleran, a relatively moderate Arizona Democrat from a rural congressional district President Donald Trump carried in 2016, sided Monday with his party in the battle over a third round of aid combating the new coronavirus pandemic.
O’Halleran had not yet seen the alternative bill being drafted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Published reports about the bill, however, note provisions that Republicans have argued have nothing to do with the public health or economic crisis.
These include items such as extending wind and solar energy tax credits and placing more restrictive emission standards on the airline industry.
Asked whether that is appropriate to a stimulus bill during a pandemic, O’Halleran said:
“That’s why we have a negotiating table. That’s why we sit down and talk to one another in an environment where we’re negotiating at that table in a bipartisan way as much as possible.”