Ivanka Trump SIDES with Nancy Pelosi on paid family leave as her father continues to attack the House Speaker on Twitter
- Ivanka Trump did not deny Sunday that she reached a level of agreement with Nancy Pelosi when it came to paid family leave time
- The two worked to get the provision added to the National Defense Authorization Act annual budget
- She said she would support legislation that championed longer family leave time even if it was proposed by Democrats
- The common ground was made at the same time Donald Trump continued his Twitter tirade against the House Speaker
- Throughout the Christmas season, whole vacationing in Mar-a-Lago, Trump criticized Pelosi, who led the impeachment proceedings in the House
Ivanka Trump admitted Sunday that she found an area of agreement with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is impeaching her father, in paid family leave time.
‘Now you have found an area of agreement with Speaker Pelosi who championed paid family leave,’ CBS News’ Margaret Brennan said to the president’s eldest daughter in an interview that aired Sunday morning. ‘You worked to get Republicans on board… to guarantee government workers 12 weeks of paid leave.’
Ivanka, who is a senior adviser to Donald Trump, didn’t directly respond to the claim that she found common ground with Pelosi.
‘This has been years of discussion and education on the merits of paid family leave grounded in conservative values of work and of family,’ she said. ‘And the reality is, the world has changed and it’s changed quickly.’
Ivanka Trump said Sunday that she helped get 12-week paid family leave included in the National Defense Authorization Act annual budget and did not deny that she agreed with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the matter
Ivanka and Pelosi working together on that came as the president continues his attacks on the Democrat leading impeachment in the House
While the provision is only for government workers, and was included as part of the National Defense Authorization Act annual budget, Ivanka said the goal is to one day get 12-week family leave to be the standard across the workforce in America.
Ivanka said she would support bills going forward that increased paid family leave for those who either had a child or are taking care of a sick family member – whether it’s Republican or Democrat legislation.
‘And that could be a Democratic led bill – but you would still support it?’ the Meet the Press host asked Ivanka.
‘It could be. It definitely could be,’ she responded. ‘I think the option that has been put out there by the Democrats without even opening on the policy of it, it has sat there since 2012, has never been scored, has never received the endorsement of a president, including President Obama, and has never received bipartisan support from colleagues in the Senate.’
‘So the way I look at it is that the debate had grown stale,’ she continued. ‘If we want to deliver relief to working parents who need this, we need to come up with new, fresh solutions.’
‘So we’ve been working with Republicans, with Democrats on proposing alternatives. And what has become incredible is that people aren’t debating anymore whether or not paid family leave is good policy. They’re debating what’s the best policy,’ she concluded in the cordial interview.
Over the Christmas holiday he has continued his criticism of Pelosi and Democrats on issues like impeachment and beyond
Meeting in the middle on family leave came at the same time Trump battles with the Democratic leader over impeachment.
Over the Christmas season the president continued his attacks on Pelosi, Twitter several times from his vacation in Mar-a-Lago his ire at the House speaker.
Pelosi led House Democrats to vote for two articles of impeachment against Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
She has not, however, moved the articles from the Democrat-controlled House to the GOP-majority Senate, where the president will surely be acquitted.
Democrats claim there is no timeline for when impeachment articles need to be moved from the House to the Senate, where the issue is tried before the full Senate and needs two-thirds supermajority for approval.