Today Nancy Pelosi was caught trying to backdoor abortion funding into the coronavirus bill:
DC EXAMINER – Several White House officials have accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of trying to slip in an exception for the Hyde Amendment into a coronavirus stimulus bill.
The officials said Thursday that Pelosi tried to negotiate a provision that would have created a “slush fund” with access for groups previously banned from receiving funds under the Hyde Amendment, according to the Daily Caller.
They Hyde Amendment prevents taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortion which is why Pelosi was trying to backdoor it into this bill.
“A new mandatory funding stream that does not have Hyde protections would be unprecedented,” one of the officials said. “Under the guise of protecting people, Speaker Pelosi is working to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent covering abortion, which is not only backwards but goes against historical norms.”
Another official asked, “What do the Hyde Amendment and abortion have to do with protecting Americans from coronavirus?”
Since then Pelosi has had to remove her backdoor from the coronavirus bill in order for it to pass, as both the White House and Republicans vehemently objected to it. Pelosi will put it in a separate bill, according to Politico, who wrote “The two sides resolved issues over federal funding of abortion in a separate bill that will also hit the floor.”