Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi launched a five-hour long tirade against the recently announced Senate budget deal on the House floor Wednesday, trashing the agreement and saying she won’t support any legislation that does not protect ‘Dreamers.’
Pelosi’s anti-GOP rant was in response to the last-minute bipartisan deal struck by the US Senate to fund the government for two-years; with few commitments on immigration or DACA.
“This morning, we took a measure of our Caucus because the package does nothing to advance bipartisan legislation to protect ‘Dreamers’ in the House. Without a commitment from Speaker Ryan, comparable to the commitment from Leader McConnell, this package does not have my support,” Pelosi said.
The House Minority Leader warned her Republican colleagues that the Senate’s amended bill would soon return to the House for re-approval, adding that “a large number of members of our caucus” will be unable to support the bill without firm commitments on DACA.
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell announced the bipartisan Senate agreement earlier Wednesday, expanding domestic spending and fully funding the US military for at least two years.
Watch Nancy’s rant above.