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OUCH: Top 5 Most Brutal Comments About Pelosi’s DACA Stunt

Democrats didn’t shy away from criticizing the House Minority Leader’s eight-hour floor speech.

By NTK Staff | 02.08.2018 @11:20am
OUCH: Top 5 Most Brutal Comments About Pelosi’s DACA Stunt

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spent eight hours on the floor of the House Wednesday touting the stories of young, undocumented immigrants – those who will lose protection from President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on March 5.

It was an attempt at a mini-filibuster intended to send a message to liberal Democrats and Senate leadership.

The problem? Nobody’s buying it. Pelosi critics were more than happy to talk to reporters Wednesday about what they saw as a self-promotional stunt.

Below are Democrats’ top five most brutal comments about Pelosi’s

1. “There’s all kinds of ways, I assure you, that leadership exercises its influence — the least of which is a floor speech,” said Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), an unabashed critic of leadership on immigration issues.

2. “This stunt … had nothing to do with protecting vulnerable members who have to take a difficult vote,” said one moderate lawmaker who asked not to be named. “Working out this deal and then saying she’s not going to vote for it? Come on. She was at the table.”

3. “It would helpful if the leadership engages up front and gave us some clue about where we were going, what our goals were,” Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) said.

“I feel like I’m often in the dark about what’s happening. And then this budget is falling out of the sky and you have to decide about a ‘yes’ vote you feel bad about, and a ‘no’ vote you feel bad about.”

4. A Democratic aide emailed Politico, “The reality is that the filibuster is only being done to cater to the left-wing of the party at the expense of the larger caucus, and it’s in the interest of one person: Leader Pelosi.”

5. “This is a moral fight that Democratic leadership is failing on. That’s something that’s going to have long-term implications,” said Murshed Zaheed, political director for the progressive group CREDO.

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