Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is the real “Grim Reaper,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said Friday.
At her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, Pelosi unveiled a “McConnell’s Graveyard” poster—directed at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.— for reporters.
The large, blood-red sign listed several legislative items, written on tombstones, suggesting that the GOP leader was happy to stall the measures in Congress.
The acts cited included the For the People Act, the Equality Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act and Gun Violence Prevention.
Her poster also included a direct quote from McConnell, in which he called himself the “Grim Reaper” in regard to keeping some of the Democrats’ legislative priorities from reaching President Trump’s desk.
Pelosi commented: “Leader McConnell seems to take great pride in calling himself the ‘Grim Reaper,’ it’s part of his political campaign.”
Appearing on “America’s Newsroom” Friday, Scalise told host Bill Hemmer that he is glad McConnell is not letting “radical agenda” legislation through, but also cited the president’s issue of immigration as a worthier cause for Pelosi to take on.
“Right now you have somewhere around 200-plus children a day with serious health issues and they’re running out of money