Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi spoke with reporters at the US Capitol Thursday during her weekly press briefing; launching into a bizarre rant regarding President Trump’s latest merit-based immigration proposal.
“I want to say something about the word that they use: Merit. It’s really a condescending word. Are they saying family is without merit? Are they saying most people that have ever come to the United States are without merit because they don’t have an engineering degree?” asked Pelosi.
“We’ll see what values are reflected there. Merit, which is not merit. It means merit, in the eyes of Donald Trump,” she added.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that “merit” based immigration is a “condescending” term
“We’ve only heard titles like ‘merit,’ which is non-merit. It means merit in the eyes of Donald Trump” pic.twitter.com/7hy956E0ib
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 16, 2019
Pelosi’s comments come hours after Sen. Lindsey Graham unveiled a series of new proposals regarding the nation’s outdated immigration laws.
The new legislation would end asylum claims at the US border but would permit individuals to request asylum at US embassies and consulates across Central America.
Lindsey Graham displays poster on new legislation:
– Asylum must be filed in country of origin or Mexico
– Treat Central American unaccompanied minors like those from Canada, Mexico
– Families held together up to 100 days
– 500 new immigration judgeshttps://t.co/AfEIFrfeM5 pic.twitter.com/oQ6Tvhpq16
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“If we do these four things, then the incentives created by our laws will cease to exist, this humanitarian disaster will begin to repair itself and I am willing to sit down with Democrats and find a way to address the underlying problem in Central America,” said Graham. “I am willing to put other immigration ideas on the table to marry up with this but what I am not willing to do is ignore this problem any longer.”
What's Wrong With Nancy? Pelosi Goes on Troubling Rant, Scares Reporters
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi held a bizarre, meandering press conference on Thursday, telling confused reporters that she understands “Wall Street” and that “the currency of the realm” is votes.
The House Minority Leader was speaking with journalists during her weekly address when she launched into her puzzling speech, veering wildly between issues such as DACA, community health centers, Wall Street, the debt ceiling, and Medicare.
“Is this more on the subject than you want to know? Stop me if it is, ok?” Pelosi asked the audience.
“As an appropriator, that’s the life I live. Intelligence and appropriations, you see, that’s my focus,” she stated. “The impression was given to us that we voted to lift the debt ceiling many times, many of us. We were kind of lectured on the importance of lifting the debt ceiling to the markets, and we know that. Yes, we know that. We’ve been lifting the debt ceiling, so if you have the votes.”
“Wall street? It’s wall street,” a confused Pelosi added. “Here the currency of the realm is the vote. You have the votes, no discussion necessary, you don’t have the votes, three months, so that’s how we got to that.”
“But, um, we have to get it passed,” said Nancy. “We have the omnibus bills, all the appropriation bills […] we have community health centers, we have extenders for Medicare, we have many items on the agenda.”
“So that is how that went,” she added.
Watch Pelosi’s bizarre press conference above.
'NO BIG DEAL': Pelosi Refuses to Condemn Colleague Who Called Trump ‘Motherf***er’
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to condemn a fellow Democrat who viciously called President Trump a ‘motherf***er’ just hours after being sworn in; saying “I’m not in the censorship business.”
Pelosi was asked to comment on Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s fiery speech at an event hosted by MoveOn.org Thursday night; telling a crowd of supporters the Democrats are “going to impeach that motherf***er!”
“I probably have a generational reaction to it,” Pelosi said. “But in any event, I’m not in the censorship business. I don’t like that language, I wouldn’t use that language. I don’t … establish any language standards for my colleagues, but I don’t think it’s anything worse than what the president has said.”
“Generationally, that would not be language I would use, but nonetheless, I don’t think we should make a big deal of it,” she added.
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