After the House Minority leader, Nancy Pelosi’s lengthy floor speech on Thursday that was her desperate plea to push for protections for DACA recipients along with the government funding plan due on Friday, Kellyanne Conway took Pelosi down for her ridiculous display on the floor, reports The Washington Times.
“Serious leaders negotiate behind closed doors. They don’t need to grandstand and showboat for all the world to see. She demanded certain things and walked away with none of them,” Mrs. Conway, counselor to the president, said on Fox News.
Pelosi wasted more than eight hours on the House floor on Wednesday, breaking the record for the longest speech on the floor, and took the entire time why Congress should allow illegal immigrants into the country with no regulation.
Her address came as lawmakers reached a budget deal to continue funding the government, but she said she would not support the deal until House Speaker Paul D. Ryan promised to hold a floor vote on legislation for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — those brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
This is again, another case of Democrats holding the federal government hostage, and keeping wages from hard-working governmental workers.
“Without that commitment from Speaker Ryan, comparable to the commitment from Leader McConnell, this package does not have my support, nor does it have the support of a large number of members of our caucus,” she said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised a floor debate on a DACA deal, but Pelosi said there is no reason the House cannot have a similar debate.
Now Congress is looking to vote on a far-reaching budget deal that would fund the government for two more years, but both Republicans and Democrat dissenters are not happy about the lack of provisions for young illegal immigrants not in the spending budget bill.