A reporter asked Pelosi about inaction on gun laws and this is as angry as we’ve ever seen her

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and 59 other House Democrats attended the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force on Monday, which featured people from around the country who’ve been impacted by gun violence.

The forum marked the 200th day since the House overwhelmingly passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. Outside the forum, Pelosi was asked about the inaction of Congress and whether she regretted not calling House members back from the August recess after a string of deadly mass shootings. Pelosi stopped in her tracks and angrily responded, placing the blame precisely where it should be: on Mitch McConnell’s doorstep.

WATCH (full transcript below):

Reporter: Do you have any regrets about not bringing the House back in August to keep the flame lit on gun violence?

Pelosi: No, absolutely not. We did our jobs. The Senate was supposed to come back. Why don’t you all get that straight? The Senate did not come back to pass the bill. I’m getting very angry about the silliness of these questions. Lives are at stake. Senator McConnell is standing in the way. We passed our bill in February. Members had events all over the country to ask him to bring up the bill. Don’t ask me what we haven’t done. We have done it. And if you are annoyed with my impatience, it’s because people are dying because Senator McConnell hasn’t acted. Why don’t you go ask him if he has any regrets for all the people who died because he hasn’t acted?

What will it take for Mitch McConnell to act? How many more Americans need to die before Republicans act?

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6 Comments on "A reporter asked Pelosi about inaction on gun laws and this is as angry as we’ve ever seen her"

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Johnnie Dorman
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Johnnie Dorman

Right on, Nancy. Media morons need to check themselves before asking stupid questions that have no basis in truth or reality.

Mary
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Mary

Worse, Mitch says “I’ll do it if Donny does it…” and Donny says “I’ll do it if Mitch does it…” and both sit on their hands and perform obscene acts with the NRA… The political ass-kicking needs to be the thing of legends…

destin duhn
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destin duhn

what’s the plan if mitch keeps his seat and his authority, are we just going to leave it at that? Pelosi ,let see what she does.

Reeby
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Reeby

Yes put the blame where it needs to be. That’s why we need to “Ditch Mitch”

Allan
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Allan

Massacre-Mitch needs to be dragged into the hospital emergency room & watch the trauma surgeons are coping with after the next mass shooting. Maybe the sight of a six year old with body parts blown off & mothers whaling in the next room might get him to explore his humanity side, if he still has one.
If i was in that waiting room & he offered me ‘thoughts & prayers’, they’d be a code blue there & then.

Chris Whitley
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Chris Whitley

There you go. Nancy should go in and use that anger where it would do some good. Articles of impeachment for Trump and his lap dog McConnell. You have the reasons to proceed staring you in the face. Get er done.