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Pelosi defends her handling of stimulus: 'Not a mistake'
03:23 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday stood by the way she has handled the stimulus negotiations, telling reporters during her weekly news conference that both she and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agree Covid-19 relief should be tied to the government funding bill facing a December 11 deadline.

When asked by CNN’s Manu Raju if it had been a mistake to reject a smaller stimulus proposed by Republicans months ago since they’re talking about a similar proposal now, Pelosi responded, “No.”

“It was not a mistake, it was a decision that has taken us to a place where we can do the right thing without other, shall we say, considerations in the legislation that we don’t want,” she continued, adding that “I’m very proud of where we are. … My chairs have worked very hard on all of this.”