Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi believes liberal lawmakers have the moral high ground on the ongoing immigration debate in the United States, strangely suggesting that “God is with” the Democratic Party regarding DACA and Dreamers.
The House Minority Leader was addressing reporters on Thursday when she was asked if she’d be willing to accept border wall funding or a crackdown on illegal immigration to reach a deal with President Trump on DACA.
“Have you changed your mind at all about being willing to accept some border wall funding or immigration crackdown funding within a DREAM Act fix?” asked one journalist.
“We’ve said to the president the night he agreed to the DACA legislation that we have a responsibility to protect our border, and we find — think are many things we can do working together to do that. And members have been working in a bipartisan way to address that,” said Pelosi.
“But I’m optimistic. I always have been. God is with us on this. Our country is great. We know their greatness springs from the vitality that newcomers bring to our country. 80 percent at least of the American people support the DREAMers,” she added.
Watch Nancy get biblical above.
PELOSI FLIPS: Nancy Turns on 'Unacceptable' John Conyers
On the heels of a disastrous interview in which former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi defended embattled democratic lawmaker John Conyers, the House Minority Leader is now changing her tune; saying she believes his accusers and calling his behavior “unacceptable.”
Pelosi came under fire from both Democrats and Republicans on Monday, following an appearance on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ where the liberal lawmaker wouldn’t say if she “believed” Rep. John Conyers’ accusers.
The House Minority Leader released an official statement shortly after, slamming her Democratic colleague and saying she was deeply “disappointed” by his actions.
“This afternoon, I spoke with Melanie Sloan who worked for Congressman Conyers on the Judiciary Committee in the mid-1990s. Ms. Sloan told me that she had publicly discussed distressing experiences while on his staff. I find the behavior Ms. Sloan described unacceptable and disappointing. I believe what Ms. Sloan has told me,” says the statement.
“I have not had the opportunity to speak with the other women, one of whom cannot speak publicly because of the secretive settlement process in place. That ridiculous system must be ended and victims who want to come forward to the Ethics Committee must be able to do so,” she added.
Read Pelosi’s full statement here.
Crying 'Wolf' in a Theater? Confused Pelosi Bungles First Amendment
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi gave a confused interview with a local television station this week, mixing up metaphors when asked if white supremacists and other hate groups were protected under the First Amendment.
Speaking with San Francisco’s KRON, the House Minority Leader was pressed over whether hate groups, such as the KKK, had a right to protest in public places. The issue made headlines in California earlier this week, when a right-wing group requested a permit to protest from the National Park Service.
“How could the Park Service justify denying that organization their free speech rights?” asked the reporter.
“Because the constitution does not say that a person can shout, can yell ‘wolf’ in a crowded theater. If you are endangering people then you don’t have a constitutional right to do that,” a confused Pelosi responded.
The former Speaker was seemingly referencing a 1919 Supreme Court Decision that limited a person’s right to free speech when their words could incite a panic.
“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic,” said Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Watch Pelosi cry ‘wolf’ above.