There is only one reason the coronavirus relief bill failed over the weekend according to Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw: “Pure, bitter partisanship.”

The former Navy SEAL said Democrats funneled provisions into the bill which had nothing to do with the coronavirus, then lied about it, and ultimately failed to support it.

As BizPac Review reports, one aspect Democrats lied about is a provision that included $500 billion in discretionary spending. House Speaker Pelosi and others claimed Trump was going to use this money to bolster his own company and properties.

But they “are lying,” Crenshaw claims.

“This is the $500B provision Dems claim has ‘no oversight.’ Direct Lending Limitations: executive total compensation may not exceed $425,000; prohibition of stock buybacks during the duration of the loan; borrowers must maintain existing payroll as of March 13. Dems are lying,” he tweeted.

Crenshaw added: “Dems are lying about the rescue bill.”

“They say it’s a ‘slush fund.’ In reality, loans to big businesses PROHIBIT increases in executive pay and stock buybacks. It’s in the bill, clear as day. They don’t have real reasons for opposing this,” he said in a follow-up tweet. “This is pure, bitter partisanship,”

Several people online expressed support for Crenshaw, claiming Democrats are continuing to hold the country hostage to push their own agenda:

 

 

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