FLASHBACK: Nancy Pelosi Felt Very Differently About Immigrant Child Detainment in 2014
As if the stunning hypocrisy from the left wasn’t already mind-numbing enough, someone has dug up Nancy Pelosi’s comments after visiting a child detainment facility in 2014, and they certainly have not aged well.
The Daily Wire reports that in June of 2014, after a visit to a border detainment facility, Pelosi struck a very different tone about the children detained there than what we’re hearing from her party this week.
Of course, this isn’t that surprising considering it was Democrats who wanted children to be detained separately from their parents to begin with, and, big shocker, the exact same thing was happening under the Obama administration’s watch as well.
Another day, another glaring Democrat double-standard. What else is new?
Here’s the story:
In another case of “you just can’t make this stuff up” (see the fake news “child separated from mother” photo for another example), Pelosi told the press on June 28, 2014, after visiting a jam-packed illegal immigrant detention center, that what “some view as a crisis,” she viewed as “an opportunity” to continue to show our humanity. Rather than “politicizing” the situation and decrying the state of the detained children, as she and her colleagues have done in increasingly extreme terms over the last week, she said what she witnessed at the detention center was “dazzling.”
“What we just saw was so stunning,” she said. “If you believe, as we do, that every child, every person, has a spark of divinity in them and is therefore worthy of respect, what we saw in those rooms was dazzling – a sparkling array of God’s children, worthy of respect. So we have to use, as was said this morning, the crisis that some view as a crisis – and it does have crisis qualities – as an opportunity to show who we are as Americans: that we do respect people for their dignity and their worth; that we know how to get the job done, that relates to, again stopping trafficking. Because that’s one of the fundamentals that will reinforce the law.”Advertisement - story continues below
While we should move families as quickly as possible, she said, we must make sure to obey the immigration laws and not “rush” solutions.
“We have the law that established the Department of Homeland Security. We have the Flores decision. So the balance that we’re trying to create is to move these kids, these young people, these families as quickly as possible into another setting. We have to do it in a way that meets certain standards – and not, in our rush, not do the best we can for them,” she said.
Good grief, someone get this woman copies of her own comments! We understand that Pelosi probably doesn’t remember making these comments, but you think someone on her staff might have kept track.
But what does it really matter, anyway? An elephant may never forget, but apparently, donkeys have incredibly short-term memories.