Nancy Pelosi made headlines for claiming that the GOP’s immigration plan is a way to ‘make America white again.’ It turns out she didn’t just piss off Republicans, but she pissed off some Democrats as well.
“The Administration’s anti-immigrant framework is an act of staggering cowardice which attempts to hold the DREAMers hostage to a hateful anti-immigrant scheme. The 50 percent cut to legal immigration in the framework and the recent announcements to end Temporary Protected Status for Central Americans and Haitians are both part of the same cruel agenda. They are part of the Trump Administration’s unmistakable campaign to make America white again,” wrote Pelosi in a statement.
Democratic senator Joe Manchin spoke out against Pelosi’s nasty rhetoric. “You know what, we don’t need that type of rhetoric on either side. From Nancy, Paul Ryan or anybody else. We have the wall. We need to repair the wall. We’ll need to build more wall. We need to do whatever we can to secure the borders,” said Manchin.
“We’re going to meet Monday night, start over again. Trying to find that commonality that we’ve been able to do. And there’s no way that anyone should be considering any more of a shutdown, even talking the nonsense of a shutdown,” he said.