Nancy Pelosi mocked five congressmen for having a bipartisan meeting about immigration because they were all white men. “I would say that McCarthy and the four, the five white guys I call them, you know. Are they gonna open up a hamburger stand next, or what?” Nancy Pelosi laughed.
The men she is referring to are Democratic Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Republican Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, Democratic Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and chief of staff John Kelly.
“That could’ve been done four months ago. The very idea that this week they’re saying, ‘Oh why don’t we get four white guys and General Kelly to come and do this,’” continued Pelosi.
“You have to understand that in our caucus, we are blessed with great diversity. Understanding of the issues, the ability to translate policy into the lives of people, the sensitivity even on the wording is really important for people who have been engaged in the issues, to be there at the table,” said Pelosi.
It’s definitely insulting to believe that congressmen, who have been elected to represent the people, cannot effectively do their jobs because of the color of their skin. Even Democratic Minority Whip Steny Hoyer was insulted. “That comment is offensive. I am committed to ensuring ‘Dreamers’ are protected and I will welcome everyone to the table who wants to get this done,” he said. Check out the video below.