House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Saturday called the recent inpouring of Central Americans across the U.S. border an “opportunity” rather than a “crisis” — and added a personal desire of hers.
“I wish I could take all those children home with me,” Pelosi said during a press conference in Brownsville, Texas, after visiting a nearby Border Patrol facility housing illegal immigrants, reported KGBT-TV in Harlingen, Texas.
“We’re all Americans in this hemisphere, North and South America.”
The Democratic representative from California said, “We will show the rest of the world how we deal with this,” KGBT said, noting she called those who’ve crossed the border refugees who must be treated with “decency.”
“We need to find the best solution to the problem,” Pelosi added, “not necessarily the fastest.”
Here are Pelosi’s remarks; her relevant comments start just before the 6-minute mark:
(H/T: The Gateway Pundit)
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