Ted Cruz: Pelosi's priorities are not what they should be


The Trump Administration wants to pass another round of COVID-19 stimulus before they go on break. Texas Senator Ted Cruz says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has other ideas. Cruz told CBS' Face the Nation Pelosi isn't trying to help America recover.

"Her objectives are shoveling cash at the problem and shutting America down," the Texas Republican said. "And in particular, you look at the $3 trillion bill she's trying to push, it's just shoveling money to her friends and not actually solving the problem. Our objective should be Americans want to get back to work. They want to be able to provide for their family."

Cruz says Pelosi should be more focused on helping you recover economically.

"A recovery bill would suspend the payroll tax, which would give it a pay raise to everyone in America who's working. That actually gets people back to work," he said.

Elsewhere:

  • Mark Brown, a deputy with Harris County Constable Precinct 5 died over the weekend after his battle with the virus. He was 53 years old, and was a 23-year veteran of the department.
  • The state reported 153 deaths from COVID-19. In the last six days, the state has reported more than a thousand deaths, but remember some of those deaths took place weeks ago.
  • Texas also reported 5,810 cases of the virus yesterday. The number lower because many counties don't report on weekends.

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