Even liberal Democrats and left-wing lawmakers thought House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments on President Trump’s immigration proposal had gone too far; with the former Speaker’s colleagues saying Pelosi crossed a line when she claimed Trump simply wants to “make America white again.”
Sen. Joe Manchin blasted Pelosi’s statement during an interview with CNN over the weekend, saying her heated “rhetoric” wasn’t helpful on “either side” of the political aisle.
“[We] don’t need that type of rhetoric on either side, from Nancy, (Speaker) Paul Ryan or anybody else,” said Manchin.
The former Speaker of the House raised eyebrows throughout Washington last week when she released an official statement that slammed Trump’s immigration outline; calling the DACA proposal a “cruel agenda.”
“[The] recent announcements to end Temporary Protected Status for Central Americans and Haitians are both part of the same cruel agenda. They are part of the Trump administration’s unmistakable campaign to make America white again,” wrote Pelosi.
The President’s revised immigration blueprint provides a pathway to citizenship for over 1.8 million ‘Dreamers,’ but also demands billions in federal spending for his signature campaign promise: the border wall.