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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 05:17 PM

Pelosi: 'Five white guys' leading DACA talks should open a 'hamburger stand'

Source: Politico





Her No. 2, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, called the Californian's comments 'offensive.'

By HEATHER CAYGLE 01/11/2018 03:06 PM EST Updated 01/11/2018 04:34 PM EST

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi complained Thursday that immigration negotiations are being led by "five white guys" — and was quickly rebuked by her No. 2, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, himself one of those white guys involved in the talks.

“The five white guys I call them, you know," Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. "Are they going to open a hamburger stand next or what?” Pelosi said, complaining that minority members of Congress were not involved in deciding the fate of Dreamers.

Pelosi's quip was a reference to the hamburger chain Five Guys and the five white men leading the immigration negotiations. In addition to Hoyer, they include Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. The group of House and Senate leaders held a meeting on immigration earlier this week.

“That could’ve been done four months ago. The very idea that this week they’re saying, ‘Oh why don’t we get four white guys and General Kelly to come and do this,’” she continued. The lack of minority involvement only serves to delay a deal, she argued, since it would need sign-off from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and others.



Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/11/pelosi-white-guys-daca-hamburger-stand-336541

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 05:22 PM

1. way to go nancy! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 05:25 PM

2. What do these white guys know about 'shithole' countries is the burning presidential question???

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 05:28 PM

3. LOLOLOL!!

Sometimes I complain about Nancy, but,, well, she can be a real FEIST when she wants to be..


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feist_(dog)

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Response to pangaia (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 05:42 PM

7. My niece/neighbor has a treeing feist who stays at my house most of the time while

they are at work. This dog is hell on anything that doesn't live inside his territory. He will sit for hours at the base of tree just to try to get the squirrel that recently climbed that tree. He digs for rats, voles, mice, anything that burrows.

Once upon a time, we had rats under our house, but Rocky has totally eliminated that problem.

Feists are awesome dogs. Thanks, Nancy, for being a feisty person!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 05:30 PM

4. Women and Children last. This way to the

lifeboats.........women and children last

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 05:33 PM

5. A mild statement, but media will be all over it in the never ending search for "balance" with RW.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 05:38 PM

6. Hoyer should shutup and back his Minority Leader

Her No. 2, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, called the Californian's comments 'offensive.'


What's offensive is the Orange Clown saying, "what do you (African Americans) have to lose?", in front of an all-white crowd.

How can you negotiate DACA without a representative from the Hispanic Caucus?

What happen to no taxation without representation?

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Response to djacq (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 06:22 PM

8. Hoyer found her comment "offensive" -- and I find HIS offensive.

from the article:

“That comment is offensive. I am committed to ensuring DREAMers are protected and I will welcome everyone to the table who wants to get this done,” Hoyer said to POLITICO in a statement.

... “Leader Pelosi has every confidence in the leadership of Whip Hoyer and Senator Durbin, which they have demonstrated on this topic for years," (Pelosi spokesman Drew) Hammill said. “It’s not a question of who’s there but who’s not there.”

And frankly, he and Durbin should've pushed for more inclusive discussions.

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 11:18 PM

10. Agree 100%

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 07:38 PM

9. Seriously these assholes need to GTFO out of our government!

No place for Nazis!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 11:47 PM

11. Everyone in America knows, you can't find five white guys who make good hamburgers.

That's why we need so many people from shithole countries.

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