Nancy Pelosi set a 100-year record Wednesday by standing on the House floor in favor of amnesty for illegal immigrants for almost seven hours — but she wouldn’t stand at the State of the Union when President Trump called for unity between American politicians.
Pelosi spoke for over six hours to talk about illegal immigrants protected under DACA, saying that Democrats and Republicans should grant them legal status. This was the longest speech on the House floor since 1909. (RELATED: Pelosi Breaks 100-Year Record For Continuous Speech On House Floor)
She sent a tweet Thursday to again highlight the issue of DACA recipients:
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) February 8, 2018
However, Pelosi did not show the same enthusiasm to stand during the State of the Union when Trump said this:
“Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people. This is really the key. These are the people we were elected to serve.”
Trump also gave this inspiring quote during the speech:
“Over the last year, the world has seen what we always knew: That no people on Earth are so fearless, or daring, or determined as Americans. If there is a mountain, we climb it. If there is a frontier, we cross it. If there is a challenge, we tame it. If there is an opportunity, we seize it.”
And yet Pelosi didn’t stand.