Pelosi's Slobbery MLK Tribute Was An Absolute Disgrace- WATCH
I don't know who put Nancy Pelosi on the list of speakers meant to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, but they need to be fired. The House Speaker learned nothing about 'reading a room' after her 'ice cream' debacle and it shows. The out-of-touch relic used her time to talk about MLK as a chance to rant about politics, Biden's agendas, and of course, filibusters.
She really warped reality saying that our forefathers and MLK are crying over Biden's dying bills:
“Nothing less is at stake than our Democracy. This is about suppressing the vote, it’s about nullifying the election,” Pelosi said Monday at an event at Washington’s Union Station. “It’s about just doing so many things that are obstacles to participation. That’s wrong. The truth is, that’s wrong.”
“If you really, truly want to honor Dr. King, don’t dishonor him by using a congressional custom as an excuse for protecting our democracy,” the House Speaker continued, seemingly referring to Senate Democrats Joe Manchin (WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ), who both oppose eliminating the legislative filibuster rules.
“We all want bipartisanship,” Pelosi said. “We all strive for it [and] we have a responsibility to do so. But when we cannot have it, we cannot confine our democracy to what might be bipartisanly possible.”
“So I ask our colleagues in the Senate respectfully for what they think the filibuster means … to weigh the equities against our democracy,” she continued. “Because nothing less is at stake than our democracy.”
“[Martin Luther King Jr.,]…Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson — all of them with tears in their eyes for the departure from our democracy that is happening right now, unless the truth is acknowledged and this legislation is passed,” she said.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 17, 2022
Pelosi is clearly foaming at the mouth over the filibuster and Democrats sinking party, but claiming that America's past presidents would be opposed to the filibuster is just ridiculous. Firstly, who does she think wrote it into law and maintained its necessity? The point of a filibuster is to not allow any one party to control the US—Especially with a small majority lead. Something that ancient Romans realized was a fair necessity to give the minority some bargaining power.