A still-grieving mother whose teenage son died at the hands of a criminal alien in 2010 excoriated House Minority Nancy Pelosi this week for wasting eight hours of Congress’ time Thursday delivering a spiel on the House floor in honor of illegal immigrants like the one who murdered her son.
“I think I can speak for all angel parents that would say, you know, we wish you would do a shut-up-a-thon,” angel mom Laura Wilkerson said Thursday evening on Fox News, directing her ire at Pelosi. “You know, she just wasted her time, everybody’s time yesterday. She doesn’t seem to get it.”
Pelosi certainly does not. Instead of using the eight hours to speak on behalf of the American citizens who’ve lost family members to illegal immigrant murderers, the House minority leader waxed rhapsodic about illegals themselves, particularly those affected by former President Barack Obama’s since-repealed Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“Our DREAMers hang in limbo, with a cruel cloud of fear and uncertainty above them,” Pelosi bellowed from the House floor at the start of her speech, according to NPR. “The Republican moral cowardness must end. So I’m going to go on as long as my leadership minute allows.”
She reportedly continued by reading “read statements from people in the country illegally who were brought here as children.”
I suspect that what most Americans find truly “cruel” is her indifference and apathy toward mothers like Ms. Wilkerson, whose tribulations she practically dismissed when the two came face-to-face during a town hall last year.
Listen to Wilkerson’s full Fox News interview below, or fast-forward to the 3:30 mark for her scathing “shut-up-a-thon” retort:
When Pelosi and Wilkerson met last year, the grieving mother described the excruciating details of her son’s murder and asked why Pelosi continues to support sanctuary city laws despite the preponderance of illegal immigrant crime.
“In 2010, one of the illegals slaughtered my son. He tortured him, he beat him, he tied him up like an animal, and he set him on fire. And I am not a one-story mother. This happens every day,” she said, as reported by RealClearPolitics.
“Because there are no laws enforcing the border. We have to start giving American families first. This is not — bad to not put Americans first. We have family that fought and died for this country. How do you reconcile in your head about allowing people to disavow the law?”
Pelosi responded by defending illegal immigrants as “law-abiding citizens” and claiming that sanctuary city laws “enables them to, to be there without being reported to ICE in case of another crime that they might bear witness to.”
Listen to their back-and-forth exchange below:
If it wasn’t clear then just how little Pelosi cares for the victims of illegal immigrant crime, I hope it is clear by now.
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