(RepublicanDaily.org) – Republicans have often accused the mainstream media of having an excessively cozy relationship with Democrats. Conservatives feel they have a much tougher time making their messages heard through traditional channels than their liberal counterparts. Now, it looks like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is openly seeking to capitalize on that apparent bias.
Speaking during a press briefing on Tuesday, October 12, Pelosi addressed the failure of President Joe Biden’s aspiration to pass a $3.5-trillion social spending bill. Moderates like Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) refused to vote for a package of that size, and a bill costing around $2 trillion now looks more likely.
After a reporter asked Pelosi about the messaging around the legislation, the speaker retorted that the media “could do a better job of selling it.” She did not elaborate on how the media might actually achieve this, acknowledging it was “hard to break through” with a spending package of that size.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's "very disappointed" Democrats are not sticking to the original $3.5 trillion price tag for their Build Back Better spending bill: "But whatever we do, we'll make decisions that will continue to be transformative" https://t.co/mtJYcMP4pW pic.twitter.com/23mRLtIpNB
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 12, 2021
The speaker’s comments come alongside growing criticism of the provision that would require banks to report every transaction on accounts with over $600 to the IRS. Privacy advocates are appalled by this proposal, but Pelosi indicated it’d likely stay in the bill during the press briefing. She did concede that the threshold amount may change.
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