Washington – At today’s House Republican leadership press conference, Wyoming Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) criticized the Democrats’ partisan stimulus bill that does more to fund their political priorities than provide targeted COVID relief. She also highlighted the consequences of the Biden Administration’s open borders policies.
Watch the video here, and see the transcript below:
REP. LIZ CHENEY: Thanks for joining us today. We’ve got a number of pieces of legislation that we continue to be very concerned about. Obviously, the COVID package, which is coming to the floor – we don’t know, either today or tomorrow. It’s a real tragedy when you look at that package, we know that the results of that package are going to be middle-class tax increases, we know for sure that it includes provisions that are not targeted, they’re not temporary, they’re not related to COVID, and it didn’t have to be this way. We could have had a bill that was a fraction of the cost of this one that could have gotten bipartisan approval and support, but the Speaker decided to go in another direction. We are going to be saddled with a burden, a spending burden, and a tax burden that is really indefensible from the perspective of what it actually accomplishes.
The other thing that we’re focused on is what’s going on at the border. I watched this morning – I saw the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki say that she was “heartbroken” by what’s happening at the border. To that I would say, policy has consequences. When you say that you’re not going to enforce our immigration laws, when you say that you’re not going to build a border wall, it has consequences. We’re seeing the tragic consequences of that right now at the border. We are going to be very focused as a Conference on what’s happening at the border, on working to make sure that as the Biden Administration refuses to open schools, they have instead decided to open the border and to let in thousands of people potentially who have got COVID, you’ve got children at the border that have been separated again from their parents, and being “heartbroken” isn’t a policy. We expect to see action, and the American people expect to see action.