House Republican: Nancy Pelosi Pushes $5 Trillion Spending Spree Under Cover of Afghan Chaos

US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks during her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on August 6, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX) said Monday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is using the cover of the chaos in Afghanistan to prioritize a $5 trillion spending spree.

“Nothing to see here, just Nancy Pelosi calling the US House back in to discuss $5 TRILLION in partisan spending—but no hearings scheduled on the ongoing situation in Afghanistan,” Pfluger tweeted.

“Washington’s priorities are backwards,” he added.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 23: (L-R) U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talk to reporters after a bipartisan group of Senators and White House officials came to an agreement over the Biden administrations proposed infrastructure plan at the U.S. Capitol on June 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. After initial negotiations between the White House and Senate Republicans fell through a new bipartisan group of Senators came together with the hopes of reaching a deal for a much need infrastructure spending plan. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nancy Pelosi; Chuck Schumer

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 23: (L-R) U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talk to reporters after a bipartisan group of Senators and White House officials came to an agreement over the Biden administrations proposed infrastructure plan at the U.S. Capitol on June 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. After initial negotiations between the White House and Senate Republicans fell through a new bipartisan group of Senators came together with the hopes of reaching a deal for a much need infrastructure spending plan. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nancy Pelosi; Chuck Schumer

TOPSHOT - This image made available to AFP on August 20, 2021 by Omar Haidiri, shows a US Marine grabbing an infant over a fence of barbed wire during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on August 19, 2021. - A Pentagon official confirmed Friday that US evacuation operations from Kabul's airport have been stalling because the receiving base in Qatar is overflowing and could not receive evacuees. "There has been a considerable amount of time today where there haven't been departures," Brigadier General Dan DeVoe of the US Air Mobility Command told reporters. (Photo by Omar HAIDIRI / Courtesy of Omar Haidiri / AFP) (Photo by OMAR HAIDIRI/Courtesy of Omar Haidiri/AFP via Getty Images)

TOPSHOT – This image made available to AFP on August 20, 2021 by Omar Haidiri, shows a US Marine grabbing an infant over a fence of barbed wire during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on August 19, 2021. – A Pentagon official confirmed Friday that US evacuation operations from Kabul’s airport have been stalling because the receiving base in Qatar is overflowing and could not receive evacuees. “There has been a considerable amount of time today where there haven’t been departures,” Brigadier General Dan DeVoe of the US Air Mobility Command told reporters. (Photo by Omar HAIDIRI / Courtesy of Omar Haidiri / AFP) (Photo by OMAR HAIDIRI/Courtesy of Omar Haidiri/AFP via Getty Images)

Rep. Jim Banks (R-ID) also echoed Pfluger’s comments, calling Pelosi’s scheme “shameful.”

“Meanwhile, while no one is paying attention, Pelosi is calling us back to DC tomorrow to vote on a nearly $5 trillion socialist big government takeover and a bill to federalize elections to take control from the states to help Dems win on Election Day,” Banks said. “Shameful!!”

President Joe Biden is expected to turn his attention away from the Afghan chaos and call Democrat lawmakers to push the large spending package through the House. Pelosi does not currently appear to have the votes for the budget vehicle needed to ultimately pass the massive spending spree due to nine unsatisfied moderate Democrats.

“We expect to see the president personally get involved today by calling Democratic lawmakers, according to sources,” Punchbowl News reported. “We expect moderates to tell Biden that if they had an infrastructure vote today, they could attract Republican yes votes — potentially an attractive proposition for the president.”

“Key members of the moderate crew” told Punchbowl Sunday that they will not, “under any circumstances, back down” until Pelosi holds a single “vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill before voting for the budget resolution.”

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