Here’s what he said.
According to Breitbart News, Rep. Ralph Norman slammed Democrats for blocking financial relief for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak.
Norman said, “This is just a life raft that’s thrown to businesses. … This shutdown is paralyzing the country. We’ve got to get back open, but this is just a lifeline that will tide us over. For the Democrats, they tried to put Christmas tree ornaments on it the first time. Everybody’s aware of what went through. The $25 million for the Kennedy Center, the $75 million for the National Arts, and on and on, and they try to get so many other things for labor unions and for people that support them.”
Norman continued, “This is about the coronavirus. This is about saving lives, and the fact that [Democrats] are even attempting this is shameful. What our Republican caucus is going to do is highlight [and] have that discussion of what [Democrats] are trying to do.”
“If the dollars are not affecting the coronavirus and getting over that, [Democrats] shouldn’t get it,” Norman remarked, “and the blood’s on their hands. You tell that waitress who does not have a paycheck, who can’t feed her a family because her restaurant is shut down. You tell that plumber who’s not able to practice his trade and tell him just because you want to add other things that benefit you. It’s a shame, and it’s a disgrace.” You can read the full article here.
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