Nancy Pelosi fulfilled a lifelong dream today of being Fidel Castro without the cigar by delivering a several hour rambling DACA speech in defense of people who are in the U.S. illegally. Personally, I’d rather just be waterboarded:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took to the House floor and spoke for more than five hours to oppose the spending deal to lift spending caps and avert a government shutdown — because the plan does not address immigration issues.
The deal, which was proposed by Senate leaders on Wednesday, will require Democratic support to pass the House, so the House Democratic leader’s comments make the plan’s future unclear.
A source close to the California Democrat told CNN she thought of the idea overnight to speak for hours on the House floor. The source said she’s wearing four-inch-heels while delivering the speech and has only been sipping water.
Pelosi has been sharing statements from DACA recipients about themselves and their successes in the US.
It’s always nice of Dems like Pelosi to remind us where their priorities lie. But Pelosi talking for this long should be added as treatment banned under the Geneva Convention:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi began speaking 7 hours ago.
The House Historian's office confirms that Pelosi today set the record for the longest-continuous speech in the House, going back at least to 1909
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 7, 2018
Pelosi even helped put members of her own party to sleep:
Democratic Rep. Doris Matsui dozes off listening to Nancy Pelosi during her filibuster on the House floor pic.twitter.com/kkQD9aowEC
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) February 7, 2018
And no, Pelosi’s not losing it at all — why do you ask?
— ABC News (@ABC) February 7, 2018
Judging from the giggles I think Pelosi thinks that says she’s been speaking SINCE 1909.