House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a Wednesday floor speech that her grandson wished for his birthday that he had “brown skin” and “brown eyes” like his Hispanic friend Antonio.
Pelosi has been speaking on the House floor since 10 am about DACA recipients, and shared one story about a girl who felt that she didn’t fit in with her American peers because she had dark skin and was “undocumented.”
Pelosi said the story reminded her about her grandson’s birthday wish.
“He’s Irish, English, whatever, whatever, and Italian,” Pelosi said of her grandson. “And when he had his sixth birthday, he had a very close friend whose name is Antonio, he’s from Guatemala, and he has beautiful tan skin and beautiful brown eyes and the rest.”
“This was such a proud day for me because when my grandson blew out the candles on his cake, they said, ‘did you make a wish?'” Pelosi recalled. “He said, ‘I wish I had brown skin and brown eyes like Antonio.'”
“So beautiful, so beautiful. The beauty is in the mix — the face of the future for our country is all American and that has many versions,” Pelosi concluded.