House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi unloaded on the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question on the 2020 census form Tuesday, saying the move was “disturbing” and somehow “violates the constitution.”
The former Speaker of the House released an official statement hours after the White House unveiled the revised questionnaire; asking American households if its current residents were “US Citizens” for the first time in decades.
“The Trump Administration’s late night announcement of a new citizenship question violates the clear constitutional mandate to provide an accurate count of all people living in the United States,” wrote Pelosi. “This detrimental change will inject fear and distrust into vulnerable communities, and cause traditionally undercounted communities to be even further under-represented, financially excluded and left behind.”
“To protect the strong, accurate and nonpartisan Census that our democracy and Constitution demand, the Congress must now immediately pass Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney’s 2020 Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy Act,” she added.
Read Pelosi’s full statement here.
PELOSI PANICS: Nancy BACKS OFF ‘Crumbs’ Comment as DEMS DROP in Polls
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is backpedaling off her recent comments that labeled worker bonuses and higher wages as “pathetic crumbs” to average Americans; now claiming that Democrats are “thankful whenever workers get bonuses.”
The former Speaker of the House is changing her tune after months of “crumby” comments, with recent polls showing a surge in support for both the GOP and President Trump heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
“Certainly we are thankful whenever workers get bonuses. But it is *incredibly* telling that companies by-and-large chose to give out one-time bonuses, and not long term raises. #GOPTaxScam” tweeted Pelosi.
Certainly we are thankful whenever workers get bonuses. But it is *incredibly* telling that companies by-and-large chose to give out one-time bonuses, and not long term raises. #GOPTaxScam
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) March 8, 2018
Nancy’s new rhetoric is in stark contrast to comments she’s repeated since earlier this year; slamming American corporations for giving workers “crumbs” from their “banquet tables” following the GOP-sponsored tax cuts.
“The bonus that corporate America received versus the crumbs that they are giving to workers to put the schmooze on is so pathetic, it’s pathetic,” she told reporters in January.
PELOSI PANICS: Nancy Ditches TAX PROTEST After No One Shows Up
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi bailed on a “highly-anticipated” protest against the GOP tax cuts making their way through Congress on Monday, ditching the event at the last minute after only dozens of liberal demonstrators turned up at the event inside the Capitol.
A reporter for left-leaning MSNBC news was on the scene to cover the event, but was forced to admit the blatant failure on-air, saying the protest was nothing like “what we saw with the healthcare law.”
“These protests have never been like what we saw with the healthcare law. This particular protest was supposed to start at three, it was supposed to feature Nancy Pelosi, and it’s supposed to have hundreds of people, and none of those things are going to end up being true,” the journalist added.
Earlier this month, Pelosi infamously referred to the new GOP legislation as the end-of-the-world, saying the bill would bring about “Armageddon” for average Americans.
“This is Armageddon. This is a very big deal,” said the House Minority Leader. “Because you know why? There’s really a very hard way to come back from this. They take us farther, more deeply into debt. What can you do but raise taxes?”
h/t American Mirror