House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came face to face with the mother of a boy murdered by an illegal alien in an astonishing exchange during a CNN town hall on Tuesday night.
“There are over 300 cities in this country that are sanctuary cities. Like San Francisco. And you’re not only choosing to disavow a law, but you are adding sanctuary to people who come there and disavow the law,” the woman told Pelosi.
“If you breathe air, drink water, eat food, take medicine or in any other way, interact with the courts, this is a very bad decision.”
“In 2010, one of the illegals slaughtered my son,” the woman continued, her voice hoarse and cracking with grief. “He tortured him, he beat him, he tied him up like an animal. And he set him on fire. And I am not a one story mother. This happens every day. Because there are no laws enforcing the border,” the woman said.
“We have to start giving American families first. This is not — bad to not put Americans first. We have family that fought and died for this country. How do you reconcile in your head about allowing people to disavow the law?” she asked.
Pelosi was visibly stunned, if not shamed, by what the woman said next. “The second part of my question is this — if you need to go home tonight and line up your babies as you say, and your grandbabies, which one of them could you look in their eyes today, and tell them that they’re expendable? For another foreign person to have an a nicer life? Which one would you look to say, ‘You, my child, are expendable for someone else to come over here and not follow the law and have a nicer life’?” the woman asked.
Pelosi’s response was to insist that sanctuary cities do not protect criminals like the one who killed the woman’s son. “I do want to say to you that in our sanctuary cities that our people are not disobeying the law. These are law-abiding citizens [sic], it enables them to be there without being reported to ICE in case of another crime that they might bear witness to,” Pelosi insisted.
Pelosi would have the country believe two things that are demonstrably false. Firstly, the notion that the Democrats’ drive to establish sanctuary cities is driven by a desire to ensure local law enforcement has a larger potential witness pool is nonsense.
Equally as false is the idea that those protected by sanctuary cities are “law-abiding citizens.” They are neither law-abiding — having broken the law by entering the country illegally — nor are they citizens.
Pelosi soon offered up a different justification for the existence of sanctuary cities. The point wasn’t to give illegal alien murderers a get-out-of-jail-free card, Pelosi insisted, “the point is you do not turn law enforcement officers into immigration officers.”
While the imaginary rainbow kingdom firmly established inside Pelosi’s mind is surely a fascinating place to reside, in the real world law enforcement officers are effectively immigration officers and vice versa. Law enforcement officers are, as their name so clearly suggests, meant to enforce the law — that includes immigration law.
Pelosi’s exchange with the grieving woman wasn’t the only time the Democratic representative ventured into the realm of the misleading and untrue. When asked about the future of the Affordable Care Act, Pelosi seemed to insist that Obamacare actually lowered the costs of health care for most Americans and was “in every way” successful.
“We call it Affordable Care Act with the emphasis on affordable. Republicans named it as Obamacare as derogatory term which we embraced and love but [the] name was Affordable Care Act. [The] purpose was to be affordable. Thirty-two purposes were to increase coverage, expand those who got health care and improve benefits and lower costs and succeeded in every way,” said Pelosi.
In a comment that revealed the full extent of the individualism that drives the Left, Pelosi then suggested people should support protecting Obamacare lest they — heavens forbid — be forced to take care of their own parents rather than shirking their familial responsibilities onto a nursing home.
“[If you] want mom and dad in the guest room, attic, basement, wherever because they can’t afford to stay in nursing homes then you support overturning the Affordable Care Act,” Pelosi said.
Perhaps her most rambling, incoherent statement came after being asked about President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch. “It is a hostile appointment. Lovely family, I’m sure. As far as your family is concerned. If you breathe air, drink water, eat food, take medicine or in any other way, interact with the courts, this is a very bad decision. Not committed to Supreme Court precedence.”