During a recent press appearance, Nancy Pelosi referred to the wage increases and bonuses due to tax reform as crumbs. She also tried to make a joke about the “five white guys” working on immigration reform. Not everyone found it funny.
The Hill reports:
Hoyer calls Pelosi’s ‘five white guys’ remark offensive
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) on Thursday blasted Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) remarks about white men working on an immigration agreement as “offensive.”
“The five white guys I call them, you know,” Pelosi said, referring to five bipartisan lawmakers, including Hoyer, leading efforts to salvage the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. All five of the male lawmakers are white.
“Are they going to open a hamburger stand next or what?” she said, referring to the popular fast food restaurant “Five Guys.”
Hoyer pushed back against the remarks.
“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,” he told Politico in a statement, using the nickname referring to recipients of the DACA program.
Don’t Pelosi’s remarks qualify as racism? Where are the crying CNN hosts to call out Pelosi’s hateful words?
That sound you’re hearing is crickets.