Pelosi Sets Record With 8-Hour Marathon Speech On DACA

Nancy Pelosi has been telling DREAMer stories for 7 hours. And she's still talking

Nancy Pelosi has been telling DREAMer stories for 7 hours. And she's still talking

"Without a commitment from Speaker Ryan comparable to the commitment from Leader McConnell, this package does not have my support".

The got a thank you from the National Republican Campaign Committee.

"We want to be sure that the public record of the Congress of the United States forever more will reflect the stories of their great contribution to America in the hopes that those stories will move the Speaker of the House to give us a vote", Pelosi said. Although Democrats initially claimed they wouldn't support any budget deal without a vote on DACA amnesty, they ultimately got on board with the expectation of a DACA and immigration reform vote in February.

Lawmakers have been working to enact legislation that would codify the temporary protections offered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which President Donald Trump is terminating.

Pelosi gave Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., a heads-up about her plans Wednesday morning and told her staff she wanted to speak, but said afterward that she didn't expect to hold the floor for so long.

"The young people are our future and these Dreamers are part of that". She read several hundred letters from adults who were brought to the U.S.as small children and have gone on to achieve and contribute incredible things to the only country they've ever known.

Pelosi, whose meager communication skills prompt many to underestimate her leadership skills, may not have an end game.

Democrats aren't the only source of opposition Ryan may have to worry about. The votes are there - enough "moderate" Republicans would side with the Democratic caucus to make DACA permanent. She's trying to force Speaker Ryan into committing to vote an on an immigration bill.

Tucker Carlson reacted to the "striking" statement, asking whether Pelosi believes it's "healthy to hate yourself for the way God made you".

"Fox & Friends" co-host Steve Doocy noted that Pelosi "was essentially filibustering something that she was in on negotiating".

"We've laid out what we would like to see in immigration legislation and I think it's something Nancy Pelosi should support and hopefully she'll come on board", she said during the White House briefing Wednesday. He says the two parties will then alternate offering immigration plans in a battle that has no clear outcome. "Congress again will work its will".

House rules allowed the party leader's one-minute speech time to be extended indefinitely as long as she did not sit down or even take a restroom break.

Boehner's roughly one hour speech was dubbed a "fila-Boehner". "We can do something today to at least make whole the children".

The Senate is expected to pass the bill Thursday and send it to the House attached to a continuing resolution to fund the government into March. (There are 435 members in all, so giving them limitless time could easily ground the government to a halt.) But as the minority leader, Pelosi has the privilege to speak for much longer - theoretically for as long as she wants, although Speaker Paul Ryan could have intervened to cut her off.

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