Nancy Pelosi defended the Inflation Reduction Act passed Friday in the House of Representatives with Democratic Representatives voting in favor and Republicans opposing it.
The House Speaker criticized GOP members of Congress for opposing the legislation, which calls for $739 billion in spending. Pelosi claimed that Republicans who opposed the Inflation Reduction Act voted against "Mother Earth." "Mother Earth gets angry from time to time, and this legislation will help us address that," she said.
NANCY PELOSI: "Mother Earth gets angry from time to time, and this legislation will help us address all of that."
- RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 13, 2022
Democrats justified their support for the onerous regulation because, they say, it will serve to fight climate change. In practice, the new law includes a tax increase on the middle class, an increase in taxpayer pressure through the strengthening of the IRS and the expansion of Obama's healthcare reform. These measures have little to do with a real and effective reduction in inflation.
And all under the guise of the fight against climate change, the excuse Pelosi used to criticize the Republican Party.
The legislation passed the House after a 50-50 vote in the Senate along party lines that had to be resolved by Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote. Approval by President Joe Biden is now expected next week.
Today, the American people won. Special interests lost.
With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in the House, families will see lower prescription drug prices, lower health care costs, and lower energy costs. I look forward to signing it into law next week.
- President Biden (@POTUS) August 12, 2022
Pelosi and "Mother Earth"
This is not the first time Pelosi has shown her concern for Mother Earth's anger. The Speaker claimed two years ago that the forest fires were a consequence of her fury.
"Mother Earth is angry," Speaker Pelosi says, discussing wildfires burning in California. "She's telling us with hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, fires in the West, whatever it is...the climate crisis is real and has an impact." pic.twitter.com/ulY4Vwh7AC
- MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 11, 2020