The end of 2016 was not kind to Nancy Pelosi. She was blindsided by an election result she never saw coming. In fact, she had been running around all year promising it would never happen.
2017 wasn’t great either. The man she promised would never be president ran all over her party constantly. Most notably, Trump passed a tax reform bill that Nancy described as Armageddon.
2018 has been a disaster for Pelosi as well. A few weeks after referring to the $1,000 bonus that millions of Americans are receiving thanks to Trump’s tax bill as “crumbs”, Pelosi decided to launch a filibuster for DACA recipients. Here’s how that went down.
Yes. That’s a Democrat falling asleep in the background.
From The Daily Caller:
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered a snooze-inducing filibuster on the House floor Wednesday ahead of a looming government shutdown.
Pelosi — seeking to force Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans to include a permanent DACA fix into the pending budget — regaled lawmakers with tales of successful DREAMers.
Unfortunately for the San Francisco Democrat, her speech turned out to be more valium than valiant, as fellow California Democrat Doris Matsui was caught falling asleep not once, but twice during Pelosi’s ramblings.
Moments after the little catnap. Rep. Matsui fell asleep a second time.
Here’s more on the pointless filibuster.
From Washington Examiner:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., launched a filibuster of sorts in the House on Wednesday, by taking the floor to talk about the need to pass legislation to protect the Dreamers.
The House was set to start debating the Mortgage Choice Act, but Pelosi took the floor shortly after 10 a.m., and said she wanted to talk at length about immigration.
Pelosi warned the House that she was going to take advantage of her “leadership minute” to speak as long as she can.
She used most of her time to read letters about Dreamers from around the country, in order to stress the importance of passing a bill to protect them from deportation. But as she neared the end of her second hour, Pelosi said she considered asking the House to pray for Dreamers all day.
You really think this is what the American people want?
Pelosi clearly doesn’t care about the DREAMers because if she did she would have accepted Trump’s plan to make almost 2 million of them citizens. All she had to do was agree to a wall. If those DACA recipients really mattered to her she would have made that deal and put them first. But, they don’t. All that matters to her is attacking Trump and the DACA issue is an easy way to do that. Pelosi would love to use the DACA issue to call Trump racist during the midterms so she’s not in any hurry to get anything done.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]