Cheyenne – On Thursday, Wyoming Congresswoman and House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) joined “Cheyenne Today” with Reece Monaco on KFBC Radio to discuss a number of topics including Speaker Pelosi’s refusal to negotiate in good-faith on a COVID-19 relief package that would provide critical assistance to the American people.
Listen to the interview here, and see an excerpt of the transcript below:
REECE MONACO:With the coronavirus relief and stimulus, the President earlier this week said, ‘You know what, we’re going to stop talks until after the election,’ and now he’s saying ‘Okay, well if you can bring me maybe a standalone type of bill or something, stimulus that might include the $1,200 payments’ — that’s something that he would sign. Is that something that needs to be done or is this going to be shut down until after the election?
REP. LIZ CHENEY:You know, I hope not. I think that what we’ve seen over the course of the last 36 hours or so since the President said the negotiations were going to stop, it reset things. I think Speaker Pelosi is facing real pressure from a number of her [Democrat] members who are in vulnerable seats, who have had to go home and explain to their constituents why it is they haven’t been able, with the majority, to pass the additional necessary relief. So, I am hopeful that the combination of putting additional pressure on Speaker Pelosi, being able to pull out some of the discrete standalone kinds of assistance programs people need, and the work, of course, of Leader McConnell over on the Senate side, that we will be able to get something moving, I hope. The Speaker at every opportunity has chosen the partisan approach over actually getting something done which is one of the biggest reasons why we’ve got to make sure she’s not Speaker for very much longer.