Nancy Pelosi called Attorney General Jeff Sessions and “all people of faith in our country” hypocrites for not demanding a stop to immigration policy enforcement.
Pelosi lambasted Sessions for quoting the Bible and chastised people of faith for not calling for a path to citizenship for DACA recipients. She also criticized him for not demanding an end to the separation of children from families of illegal immigrants during the prosecution of adults.
Pelosi’s comments came in light of President Donald Trump’s stated refusal on Friday to sign an immigration bill that House Republicans were finalizing. (RELATED: WaPo Compares Sessions to ‘Slaveholders’ After He Quotes Bible Passage Related To Immigration Policy)
“The very hypocrisy of the Attorney General to quote the Bible, the hypocrisy of all people of faith in our country not to clamor for what the administration is doing to end — whether it’s to deprive the dreamers of the respect they deserve or whether its taking babies away from their mothers and fathers,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi then claimed that her interest in politics stemmed from her “concern about children” and her experience as a mother of five. Pelosi has also made statements in the past in support of Planned Parenthood and late term abortions. (RELATED: Nancy Pelosi Says Republicans ‘Dishonor God’ By Defunding Planned Parenthood)
She then called the Trump administration hypocrites and urged “right thinking” Republicans to bring an end to what she called the “un-American activities that is being put forth by the President of the United States, by the Republicans in congress, and by this Attorney General.”
“For this administration to pose as people of faith and pose as people who care about family and children is of a height of hypocrisy that knows no bounds,” Pelosi said.
House leadership also refused to debate the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act of 2018, to the chagrin of some Catholic leaders. The bill would have protected DACA recipients from deportation and provided a pathway for those among them who meet certain qualifications to gain citizenship, but would also increase border security.
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