Newly elected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi raised eyebrows among her liberal colleagues Thursday; quoting former President Ronald Reagan during her acceptance speech before the House of Representatives.
Pelosi addressed the chamber just moments after securing her leadership post; calling Reagan’s last speech before leaving office a “beautiful” vision for America.
PELOSI: "When we're talking about the Dreamers, let us remember what President Reagan said in his last speech as POTUS… He said 'if we ever close the door to new Americans, our leadership role in the world will soon be lost.'" pic.twitter.com/C5TrjS7OM6
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“Let us remember what President Reagan said in his last speech as President of the United States… I urge you all to read it, it’s a beautiful speech,” said Pelosi.
“He said if we ever close the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world will soon be lost,” she added.