Pelosi hopes McConnell's 'pause' on virus aid ends

As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said the holiday will also be marked "with great pain" over the lives lost to coronavirus and urged Republicans to pass bipartisan relief aid. (Nov. 20)

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NANCY PELOSI: This year, we won't be able to be joining each other in the traditional way. But virtually, we'll come together to thank God for our blessings. As we do so, though, it will be with great pain-- great pain that in our country, in the course of this year, 250,000 Americans have lost their lives to the coronavirus. We are in a full-blown economic and health catastrophe. And it is amazing to see the patience the GOP has for other people's suffering.

Over six months ago when we passed the HEROES Act, Leader McConnell said we need to pause. We need to pause. Well, I would hope that for him, the pause can come to an end. Nearly 200,000 people have died during that pause. So we're asking him, come back to the table.