House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday reiterated her hard-line demand for a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package, snapping at a reporter who asked why she would not support a smaller bipartisan bill introduced earlier in the week.
"Just go read my statement," Pelosi said after a New York Times reporter asked what specifically she did not like about a $1.5 trillion plan released by the Problem Solvers Caucus on Wednesday.
Pelosi panned the legislation and rejected calls from moderate Democrats to hold a vote on the smaller relief bill.
"When it comes to bolstering the public health system, supporting state and local governments, and assisting struggling families, the Problem Solvers' proposal leaves too many needs unmet," the statement said.
Aked whether she was allowing perfect to be the enemy of good by holding out for $2.2 trillion, Pelosi said Friday: "It's not perfect.