Sen. Rubio Vows To Give Pelosi All Ice Cream In His Freezer If She Stops Holding PPP Funds ‘Hostage’

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The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has exhausted the last of the $349 billion in funding it was provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to make forgivable loans to small businesses, reported Countable.

A week ago, Senate Republicans tried to pass a “clean” bill by unanimous consent that would have simply boosted PPP funding by $250 billion. Senate Democrats objected and blocked the bill.

Amid small businesses in possible limbo as the Paycheck Protection Program has run dry, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), showed off a freezer full of Jeni’s ice cream, a brand that advertises pints-by-mail for $12 apiece, during an appearance on “The Late, Late Show With James Corden” earlier this week.

Pelosi pulled open her freezer during the live stream, and it was packed with containers of Jeni’s ice cream, which prompted Corden to ask: “Since you’ve been isolating in your house, how much of your regular diet do you think is ice cream and candy?”

“Well, as much as possible,” Pelosi responded. “I enjoy it. I like it better than anything else. And I don’t know why, but it seems to agree with me. I have a lot of energy and we just got it restocked, the ice cream, for Easter Sunday, because, shall we say, we were enjoying. I don’t know what I would have done, were ice cream not invented. I just wonder.”

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) responded to Pelosi after she showcased her ice cream, and vowed to give the House Speaker all the ice cream in his freezer if she stops hold PPP funds “hostage”. Continued Below

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“I only have one refrigerator and half of it is a freezer.  But, I will give you all the ice cream I have in here, Madam Speaker if you will fund small business and stop holding it hostage,” Senator Rubio said as he opened his freezer to pull out a bag of M&M ice cream.

“All of this right here, these M&M’s,” he said, holding up the bag. “Make it happen.” Video Below

Nancy Pelosi showing off her ice cream collection:

Senator Marco Rubio’s response to Pelosi:

The Florida Senator also tweeted several other videos pertaining to details on PPP:

Sen. Rubio tells media to “Stop reporting inaccurate information on PPP”:

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