Pelosi, Schumer say Trump's rhetoric is 'poisoning well,' McCarthy welcomes legal challenges

Pelosi, Schumer say Trump's rhetoric is 'poisoning well,' McCarthy welcomes legal challenges

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking to reporters in a hallway a few minutes later, said he preferred previous Republican proposals in the range of $500 billion, which he said would be aimed at the "residual problems". He has also cited encouraging news on a coronavirus vaccine.

Pelosi and Schumer spoke with Biden on Thursday by phone and the three "discussed the urgent need for the Congress to come together in the lame duck session on a bipartisan basis" to pass more coronavirus relief, a statement from Biden's transition team said.

The Democrats on Thursday pressed for a $2.4 trillion "HEROES Act" (€ 2.03 trillion) coronavirus relief bill. "That's not a place I think we're willing to go", he said.

Watch Pelosi's press conference in the video below. "Look at the predictions of the scientific community".

There is no evidence of compromised ballots or corrupt voting systems in the USA election, officials said Thursday, as a top Democrat accused Republicans who refuse to accept President-elect Joe Biden's win of "poisoning" democracy. I mean, you get into these very narrowly contested Houses in a time when the country is moving to the right and - despite the presidential outcomes - you look at the state legislators, you look at our picking up a governorship and all the things happening around the country, you look at the results in various referendum, the country is not going to AOC.

What's next: While talks haven't started again, Pelosi reportedly has spoken to Senate Appropriations Chair Richard Shelby (R-AL) about a stimulus deal and government funding bill needed by December 11. House Democrats blocked both bills.

In a letter, the group including ex-Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel and Trump's former National Security Council senior counterterrorism director Javed Ali urged General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy to recognize Biden as the apparent president-elect. It included $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits and small business aid, but left out stimulus checks and aid to states. But with Republicans hopeful that they will maintain control of the Senate and some Democrats hopeful that they can get a better deal once Biden takes office, neither side appears to have much incentive to reach an agreement during the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress.

More than 10 million Americans have been infected, and more than 241,000 have died. Those benefits are set to expire for millions of people in December without an extension from Congress. This is nothing more than a temper tantrum by Republicans. He singled out vaccine research and development. But I do think there needs to be another package.

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