Democrats had fought and delayed the CCP Virus crisis relief package, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy accused Pelosi of lying about negotiations and changes Democrats attempted to include. “Congressional Democrats in the Senate, and in the House, were able to flip this over from corporate trickle-down Republican version, to bubble-up for families first legislation,” Pelosi (D-Calif.), said. “We have some other things we want to do, but first we want to take pride in what happens there.”

McCarthy accused Pelosi of lying, “A few minutes ago, the speaker stood at this podium and claimed that House Democrats did what she called a jujitsu to change the bill. That is an outright lie,” told reporters. “The fundamental portions of this bill have not changed [since] Sunday. Four months for unemployment was already decided on Sunday.”

The grant to keep employees hired on small business was already decided on Sunday. The only few additions were funding of things that had nothing to do with the coronavirus. Was that worth holding it up, and more people being laid off? More people losing sleep, more people wondering if they can continue? Those are the type of games that have to stop in Washington.” reported ABC News.

Pelosi celebrated her 80th birthday on Thursday, March 26, and while the whole country held its collective breath awaiting a vote on the $2 trillion spending bill that had been passed a day earlier by the GOP led Senate, Pelosi announced the vote was to be delayed until Friday.

Although the media have not criticized the speaker’s decision to delay the vote—until the day after her birthday–there were plenty on social media who unleashed their fury at the holdup, as reported on BPR.

But first, the accolades for Pelosi on her birthday from the media.

 

 

 

Then irate citizens took to social media to express their disgust.  (Language Warning):

 

 

 

President Trump also took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction.

 

Birthdays are certainly a time for celebration, especially a milestone such as a person’s 80th, but in these extraordinary times where every moment becomes precious, perhaps delaying her birthday celebration would have been more appropriate than delaying the bill so many are desperately awaiting.