Former NFL star Herschel Walker wishes both the Democrats and Republicans will be more “transparent” about a proposed stimulus bill. He urged both Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump to open up their talks to the public to view.
In his Twitter post, Walker shared his thoughts on the issue while exercising on a stationary bike. He agreed with the frustrations of many Americans on the delayed stimulus package.
“The Democrat party wants transparency. So why don’t Nancy Pelosi [and] President Trump open up to the public their meeting for the stimulus money for the people. So we can see who’s being unreasonable,” Walker said. “We don’t have to say this side, that side. But since everyone said it’s about the people, open up to the public and let’s see who’s being unreasonable.”
Nancy Pelosi Set a 48-Hour Window To Reach Agreement For Stimulus Package
For months, the Democrats and Republicans have gone back and forth on a proposed second round of stimulus relief. In March, the government passed a $2 trillion stimulus package, which gave many Americans a $1200 check among other things.
Since then, talks for a second stimulus package have stalled. Both the Republicans and Democrats blame each other for the delay. Recently, Pelosi, the House Speaker, gave a 48-hour deadline to approve a bill before the 2020 election.
“The 48 only relates to if we want to get it done before the election, which we do,” Pelosi told ABC’s ‘This Week.’ “But we’re saying to them we have to freeze the design on some of these things. Are we going with it or not? And what is the language? I’m optimistic, because again we’ve been back and forth on all this.”
Pelosi started negotiations with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Oct. 19. Negotiations are expected to continue into Oct. 20 on the proposed bill.
Pelosi and other Democrats recently rejected the Trump Administration’s $1.8 trillion stimulus proposal. They said the total amount wasn’t large enough, according to NBC. Pelosi has also accused Republicans of weakening language on testing and testing. She said they’re trying to create a “slush fund.”
It remains to be seen if both sides can come to an agreement before the Nov. 3 election.