Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi says an immigration working group is just “five white guys.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi held news briefings today, addressing ongoing immigration negotiations. Watch their comments in the player above.
Pelosi’s talking about a group of lawmakers that’s blessed by President Donald Trump. They’re trying to find a deal to protect young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
The California lawmakers says there’s “plenty of other bipartisan activity going on that gives me hope that we’re pretty close” to agreement on the young immigrants and other immigration policy.
It’s plain the California Democrat has a dim view of the Trump-endorsed effort. The newly created group includes four top congressional leaders and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
Pelosi asks, “Why now? Except perhaps to delay?”