The coronavirus epidemic has become the greatest disaster in U.S. history, said the Speaker of the House of Representatives, a member of the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi.
She recalled that more than 1.4 million Americans had already been infected with the virus, more than 80,000 died and about 33 million had applied for unemployment benefits.
“We all know these figures. We have faced the greatest disaster in our country’s history,” Pelosi said during a video broadcast on Facebook.
She also criticized the Republicans who, in her opinion, do not take the issue of supporting the economy seriously enough and do not want to spend $3 trillion on these measures, the allocation of which is provided by the new bill of Democrats.
Inaction will cost the country the most, Pelosi said. She pointed out that the authorities can’t pause to help business and the population because many Americans suffer from hunger, can’t pay rent, bills and lose their jobs.
Pelosi added that the Democratic Party’s economic support bill will be considered on Friday, May 15.