House minority leader Nancy Pelosi referred to the 9/11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people and scarred generations of Americans as an “incident” during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill.
Pelosi was describing her opposition to the now-reversed policy of the Trump administration of separating illegal immigrant children from their parents when they cross the border illegally.
Pelosi said the Trump administration believes that “if you are a mom who wants to escape rape, murder and gang violence for your child, and you’ve tried to come to asylum in the United States, you are unfit, and we’re taking your child away from you.”
Pelosi was defending her stance on weaker border enforcement in an attempt to pivot the blame for the current border crisis to Republicans after 9/11.
“When we had the 9/11 incident,” Pelosi said, “the commission was formed and they made the recommendations. They made recommendations to protect America, and some were about our borders, and Republicans would not take them up.”
Pelosi went on to say that she believes Democrats will be victorious in November midterms because Americans think this is not “who we are as a country” to take children away from their parents.