Sunday’s talk show circuit featured Democrats almost across the board entirely (and partially for good reason.). Over the weekend, U.S leader Donald Trump signed an exec order and three more memorandums that essentially aimed to forcibly extend Coronavirus relief efforts to the American public. The orders, however, were done effectively sidestepping Congress and without Congressional approval.
Under the orders — student loan payments are frozen; UE benefits are set to continue at least $400 a week, and mostly the same benefits from the last relief bill. However, on Sunday ‘s circuit House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) appeared to suggest that Dems were mounting their own response to Trump ‘s (“absurdly unconstitutional”) move. Despite the suggestion that they’re mounting their own response, er, Pelosi refused to respond as to whether or not they’d actually sue over them.
“Well, the fact is, is that whether they’re legal or not takes time to figure out,” Pelosi told CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked if she would sue to stop the executive actions.
She added: “Right now we want to address the needs of the American people. As my constitutional advisers tell me, they’re absurdly unconstitutional.”