Sparks flew between a college student and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during a speaking event Tuesday, with the “son of small business owners” asking if she stood by her ‘crumb’ comments despite the tax cuts directly helping millions of families across the country.
“You’ve spoken about the effects of the Republican tax plan, specifically referring to its effects on average Americans as ‘crumbs,’” the student said. “As the son of small business owners, I know that it’s helped my parent hire more employees. It’s helped us pay off our mortgage, helped put me through college.”
“Would you still refer to the effects of this tax plan on average Americans as crumbs?” the student asked.
“Yes, there are some benefits that some are feeling in a particular way with the tax bill,” Pelosi deflected. “My statement was really a fuller statement that says while they provide a banquet for the top one percent, they are giving some crumbs to other people.”
Watch the fiery exchange above.