So, did I hear that right? The House of Representatives could have passed the coronavirus funding bill sooner, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi held it up because the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee wanted to run anti-GOP ads on Super Tuesday? Elizabeth Vaughn over at RedState wrote about this. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) detailed this in his interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday:
What a scam—Speaker Pelosi held up the vote on coronavirus funding so that her campaign team could run ads against Republicans for Super Tuesday.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 3, 2020
Instead of putting America first, she is putting politics first. pic.twitter.com/ws0nn0hUXP
Speaking with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday night, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said, “Look how much politics they want to play. The dirty little secret. We have the coronavirus. We need to fund this. You know what Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker, did? She withheld the bill last week. You know why? So the DCCC could run ads against seven Republicans.”
Ingraham asked, “How many people ran ads on the coronavirus, fundraising appeals?”
“I don’t know how many ran, but they actually took the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, spent money, went into these seven Republican seats to campaign against them about the coronavirus when she’s the Speaker of the House. Instead of putting America first, she put her politics first and kept the bill from coming to the floor,” McCarthy explained.