House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday commandeered the House floor to deliver a marathon monologue designed to secure protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
In a record-breaking eight-hour, seven-minute speech featuring prayers, Bible passages and testimonials from “Dreamers,” Pelosi vowed to oppose a sweeping, two-year budget package — a deal she herself helped to negotiate — unless Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pledges to consider legislation shoring up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which President Trump is sunsetting in less than a month.
“This is not an issue that’s going to go away,” Pelosi said. “This is an American value that is deeply felt across the board.”
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