Nancy Pelosi isn't worried about being unable to get state and local aid into coronavirus relief package

Tim O'Donnell

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wants everyone to "just calm down."

CNN's Jake Tapper probed her reaction to the idea that she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) made a "tactical mistake" in their negotiations with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) over including aid for state and local governments in the latest congressional coronavirus relief package. That money ultimately didn't make it into the final bill, but Pelosi apparently isn't worried about her side's long term prospects, despite some criticism from governors like New York's Andrew Cuomo.

In fact, Pelosi thinks Democrats will come away with "an even bigger number" when all is said and done in part because many "impatient" governors, Republican and Democrat alike, will help push things over the edge. "We have a plan for that, and that will happen," she said.



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