The Rep says Pelosi is entitled to $ 200 million pork spend because she works harder for America than anyone
Rep. Steve Cohen called for Nancy Pelosis District to receive US $ 200 million for improvements to a national park and golf course because she "does more for America" than anyone else.
The $ 200 million allotment is foreseen in the Democrats' bulky $ 3.5 trillion budget resolution.
The Presidio is a national historic park that sits on 1,500 acres and can be seen by motorists as they drive over the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.
In an interview with Nob Hill Gazette last week, Pelosi bragged about her presence in the park.
“I'm a regular at the Presidio,” she said. “It's just so nice to walk and see the bridge and then go back and see the city. That's probably what I do the most. "
Park or pig? House Republicans toast Pelosi over $ 200 million for San Francisco's Presidio https://t.co/fazfnxLN06
– The Washington Times (@WashTimes) September 3, 2021
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GOP battles Pelosi's $ 200 million sweepstakes
Republican lawmakers were not at all pleased that the $ 200 million in pork was added to the already staggering reconciliation bill to aid the Pelosi district.
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Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI) described the $ 200 as a payout to the House Speaker.
"This is a Pelosi payout," he said. "Here someone is standing in front of his office."
MP Lauren Boebert (R-CO) accused Pelosi of trying to secure a "giveaway".
American tax dollars are not Pelosi's personal piggy bank! pic.twitter.com/I7TOC4RBFL
– Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) September 9, 2021
"Just because she's a spokesperson doesn't mean she's allowed to inflate this bill," argued Boebert.
Boebert added, "This is an obvious giveaway for Spokeswoman Pelosi and the powerful San Francisco elites who support them, and the US taxpayer is stuck on the bill."
However, Cohen bent his knee faster than Pelosi in a Kente shawl and praised the Speaker of the House by pointing out that she deserved to get "a little more".
The good news is that the #homeless in San Francisco, courtesy of American taxpayers, can hang around Presidio Park and play golf … and Pelosi's Slash Fund. #PelosiPresidioPayment
Click – >> https://t.co/KW9DlGJo2P pic.twitter.com/zqgrW9ABir
– Trish Regan (@trish_regan) September 10, 2021
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Steve Cohen: Pelosi works more than anyone
Steve Cohen believes Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) deserves the "giveaway" because she works so hard for the American people.
"Spokesman Pelosi may get a little more, and some of the guides get a little more on some of these bills," he explained.
"Well the truth is they should," argued Cohen. "If she didn't work around the clock, and she does it to keep this place going, we wouldn't be going."
"She does more for America than any other member, I'd put that up to 10 times in this Congress," said Cohen, drooling more than if he'd put a bucket of fried chicken in the House of Representatives.
"So I support the proposal."
Rep. Steve Cohen brought a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken to today's hearing, apparently to indicate that Barr is afraid to testify.
Via CSPAN pic.twitter.com/g3XOIedYqR
– Kyle Griffin (@ kylegriffin1) May 2, 2019
House Republicans attempted to divert the proposed amount for other purposes, including recreational opportunities for veterans and Gold Star families, and maintenance of 9/11 memorials.
It was in vain, however, as every proposal was rejected by the Democrats.
Dems kill GOP push to divert $ 200 million from park in Pelosi district to veterans and firefighters – https://t.co/twmGBeJmgB – @washtimes #Presidio #nationalparks #wildfires #budget #reconciliation #NancyPelosi
– Valerie Richardson (@ ValRichardson17) September 10, 2021
Perhaps Cohen is backing Pelosi's $ 200 million renovation at the Presidio after she finally kowtowed his whims in the impeachment trial of Trump.
Aside from eating fried chicken around the house to mock then Attorney General William Barr, Cohen has had his share of other memorable career slumps.
In 2018, he insulted veterans everywhere by suggesting disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok receive a Purple Heart for testifying before Congress.
Years ago he made bizarre claims that NFL legends Eli and Peyton Manning were sexually abusing their wives.
"Eli and Peyton do not commit sexual assault against anyone other than their wives," he said for reasons known only to Cohen.
Two years ago he suggested that Bill Clinton shouldn't have been charged with "sex" (he wasn't), but that former President Trump should have been charged with "rape the country."
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