Speaking before the 2014 California Democrats State Convention Saturday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attacked Republicans for failing to go along with a minimum wage hike and another extension of unemployment benefits.
That Pelosi was attacking Republicans was not unusual — what was unusual was the fact that her attack came in the form of what she claimed a Republican colleague told her.
“Let me give you one example of what their priorities are,” Pelosi said. “With the need to raise the minimum wage and with two million people and counting losing their unemployment insurance, I asked a Republican friend why his party remains so opposed to extending the vital lifelines for struggling families and really hungry children,” she said.
According to Pelosi, her Republican colleague told her that the reason Republicans have not been backing those initiates is because they are “indifferent” to them.
“This colleague’s response was telling in its blunt nature and it’s stunning in its honesty — what he said was, to the Republican caucus, these people you are talking about, are invisible, and the Republican caucus is indifferent to them.”
“Invisible and indifferent, this is just plain wrong,” she said. “That is not the leadership the American people deserve and it is up to us to demonstrate clearly how Democrats are different, that no American is invisible to us and we will never be indifferent to their needs.”
(H/T Breitbart TV)