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Conway Reacts to Pelosi's 'Trump Virus' Comment: 'There's Really No Time for Her Petty Partisan Politics'

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White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway is firing back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her latest comments on President Donald Trump’s messaging on the coronavirus pandemic.

During an appearance on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday, Conway responded to a clip of Pelosi calling the coronavirus the “Trump virus.”

Martha MacCallum argued this phrase will be used more and more as the nation approaches the November election.

“Well that would be unfortunate because there’s really no time for her petty partisan politics,” Conway said.

She added, “We’re trying to work together with Congress to get a phase four passed that the president will sign if it meets the goals we have to help schools and families and to help small businesses and others, low-income households.”

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The Republican-backed coronavirus relief bill is receiving opposition from Democratic lawmakers, as IJR previously reported.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for his proposal to protect businesses, schools, and churches from liability in a situation where some are exposed to the coronavirus.

McConnell suggested the next relief package will include a second round of stimulus checks, another round of loans for small businesses, and $105 billion in funding for schools.

Conway claimed Pelosi is more focused on making appearances than working toward a relief package both Republicans and Democrats can agree on.

“This is what Nancy Pelosi does. Congress hasn’t been to work for three weeks. She’s all dressed up with nowhere to go. A few times a week she makes these appearances with matching scarves,” Conway said.

She continued, “But, she’s hardly been a profile in courage on this virus all along. She’s the one encouraging people to go out into Chinatown in San Francisco. She trips over the poor homeless population in her own San Francisco, I guess, to make these silly appearances a couple times a week.”

Appearing on CNN on July 14, Pelosi said she is willing to delay the August recess to come to an agreement on another relief package, as IJR previously reported.

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