Nancy Pelosi stood for 8 hours straight on the House floor telling the story of ‘dreamers’. This is how USA TODAY describes it.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s all-day speech broke a record for longest-continuous speech in House history.
The California Democrat spoke for more than 8 hours before yielding the floor. It was the longest continuous speech since at least 1909.
And she did it all while wearing 4-inch high-heels.
Pelosi got the news of her new record while continuing to tell stories of DREAMers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States when they children. Her all-day remarks are aimed at protesting a budget deal that doesn’t include protections for the group.
While laughing, Pelosi announced that she’d broken a record and said she wondered what the last record-breaking speech was about. A round of applause broke out from her colleagues.
Pelosi started speaking at 10:04 a.m. and stopped shortly after 6 p.m. While her speech was an act of protest, it wasn’t a filibuster.
That move is used in the Senate to delay or block legislation, and there isn’t a House equivalent.
House members are usually only given one minute to make remarks but Pelosi used her unlimited, “magic” minute, available only to party leaders to tell stories of those who aspire to become U.S. citizens.
We can all joke about this. We can all laugh at the fact that Nancy Pelosi doesn’t belong anywhere near the government. But we also must take into account what this represents. This is the longest speech since 1909. In 1909 James Beauchamp “Champ” Clark, a prominent Democrat from Missouri stood for 5 hours and 15 minutes regarding tariffs. What that means is the longest speech in the history of The US House of Representatives was for people who aren’t even citizens of our country. This represents a very dark part of our government. Our elected officials care little about me or you. They care about securing votes and making sure that they continue to gain power. Next time you think about voting Democrat remember this speech. Nancy Pelosi doesn’t care that the US working class Tax Payer will be forced to support many DACA recipients. Nancy Pelosi doesn’t care that these DACA recipients are going to be taking the jobs of legal American citizens. Nancy Pelosi doesn’t care that DACA age people are the most likely group to commit crimes. Nancy Pelosi only cares about her political future. Nancy Pelosi knows her parties policies aren’t supported by working-class Americans. Nancy Pelosi knows her parties goals aren’t supported by the majority of Americans. So instead of changing the parties policies to help Americans, she has decided to import an entirely new set of voters.