On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) suggested that “faith-oriented” people working in Washington are to blame for stalling a COVID-19 emergency aid package because they don’t believe in science.
According to The Daily Wire, Pelosi made the remark on the House floor while also taking shot at the Trump administration for failing to take a “scientific approach” against the virus. The relief package, which had been debated in Congress for months, was finally approved by Congress this week.
Pelosi explained that legislation could not be passed “until now” because the administration “did not believe in testing, tracing, treatment, wearing masks, sanitation, separation, and the rest – scientific approach.”
“It becomes clear to us now that they believed in herd immunity – quackery springing right from the Oval Office and not denied sufficiently by some of the CDC and the rest,” she continued.
Pelosi noted that the newly released COVID vaccine is “an answer to our prayers” and that religious people should not object to believing in science.
“Now we have a vaccine, and that gives us hope. A vaccine that springs from science. People say around here sometimes, ‘I’m faith-oriented, so I don’t believe in science’ and I said ‘Well you can do both’,” the House Speaker asserted. “Science is an answer to our prayers, and our prayers have been answered with a vaccine. In this legislation, we have provisions for it to be developed, purchased, and distributed in a way, again, that is fair and equitable and free.”
On Sunday, Pelosi told the press that President Trump is to blame for “most” of the deaths from COVID-19, adding to a claim she made in July on CNN.
“The denial, the delay, the distortion, the calling it a hoax has caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, not all of them attributed to President Trump, but most of them that could have been avoided,” she said.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. He is also the co-hosts of the For Your Soul podcast, which seeks to equip the church with biblical truth and sound doctrine. Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.