Nancy Pelosi apparently let slip her own priorities for allowing millions of illegal immigrants in to the United States.
According to Pelosi, the immigrants are needed to pick crops in Florida…
Yes, that’s what she said.
Pelosi was seemingly taking aim at governors in southern states who have bussed illegal immigrants to other parts of the country.
In some twisted way, she appeared to be walking a line of both border security and openness to the migrants..
It did not come out the way she intended:
“The fact is, is that, uh, we have a responsibility to secure our border. We also have a responsibility to recognize the importance of newcomers to our nation.” Pelosi claimed.
She then admitted that the country does indeed need “comprehensive immigration reform.”
She continued, “We have a shortage of workers in our country, and you see even in Florida some of the farmers and the growers saying, ‘Why are you shipping these immigrants up north? We need them to pick the crops down here.’”
Well, tell us how you REALLY feel Nancy.
She’s receiving quite the backlash online for her **ahem** “insensitive comments…”
Pelosi decimated for claiming illegal immigrants need to stay in Florida to ‘pick the crops down here’ https://t.co/8IyZYOO0G8
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 30, 2022
Fox News reported on nervous Nancy’s latest slip of the tongue:
Responding to a question about the topic during the press conference, Pelosi began by admitting that there needs to be both border security and openness to migrants. She said, “The fact is, is that, uh, we have a responsibility to secure our border. We also have a responsibility to recognize the importance of newcomers to our nation. Right now the best thing we can do for our economy is have comprehensive immigration reform.”
She then added, “We have a shortage of workers in our country, and you see even in Florida some of the farmers and the growers saying, ‘Why are you shipping these immigrants up north? We need them to pick the crops down here.’”
Pelosi continued, “But that doesn’t mean that we don’t recognize our moral responsibility as well.”
Check it out:
Pelosi: “We have a shortage of workers in our country. In Florida, some of the farmers and the growers are saying ‘why are you shipping these immigrants up North? We need them to pick the crops down here.'” pic.twitter.com/uCXgz0AXSB
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 30, 2022
Democrats would do anything to erase this video from the internet. Holy cow… This is the Democratic Party, folks!https://t.co/JZtZhzKYer
— Bongino Report (@BonginoReport) September 30, 2022
— New York Post (@nypost) September 30, 2022
The New York Post has more on the reaction online:
Pelosi received furious backlash on Twitter — with many accusing her of suggesting the US should take open its borders to take advantage of “cheap foreign labor.”
Arizona GOP Rep. Andy Biggs tweeted: “It’s clear Pelosi and Democrats are exploiting illegal aliens and only view them as cheap labor.”
Other critics accused Pelosi of racism for stereotyping migrants as farm workers.
“Nancy Pelosi thinks immigrants should be picking crops,” the Republican National Committee’s RNC Latinos Twitter account posted. “When Democrats show you their true colors, believe them.”
“Hard to believe immigrants who have become American citizens are starting to vote Republican when the leader of the congressional Democrat party views them only as fruit pickers,” tweeted Republican consultant Nathan Wurtzel.
When democrats tell you who they really are, pay attention.
They have this bad habit of letting the truth slip by in the worst ways.
Nancy Pelosi thinks immigrants should be picking crops.
When Democrats show you their true colors, believe them. https://t.co/BgsM8mcxhV
— RNC Latinos (@RNCLatinos) September 30, 2022
Nothing shows more disrespect to illegals than Pelosi saying that they need to stay in their state and ‘pick crops’.
Democrat’s true colors are starting to show.
— Madison (@Madisontx76) October 1, 2022
Biden said “Latinx” Americans are “worried they’ll be vaccinated, then deported.”
Jill Biden compared Hispanic Americans to tacos.
Pelosi says immigrants should be picking crops.
Democrats are showing Hispanic Americans who they truly are.https://t.co/QohjBBdjma
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 30, 2022
Pelosi said illegal immigrants need to stay in Florida to “pick the crops”.
If a Republican said that, they would be CRUCIFIED for “racism”.
Another daily example of this ridiculous double standard.
— Andrew 🇺🇸 (@RealAndrew90) September 30, 2022
Elitist democrats think Hispanics are only good for picking their crops.
Legal Hispanics will answer resoundingly in November and send Nancy and a lot of other radical democrats home. https://t.co/noPiI4nojd
— Bernie Moreno (@berniemoreno) September 30, 2022
Nancy Pelosi talking about immigration:
Immigrants are absolutely necessary. After all,… who’ll pick the crops? pic.twitter.com/b9QM25R8mv
— Jon Loveless – Bill Shatner’s Buddy🎙️ 🎧 🇺🇸 ✝️ (@jonloveless) September 30, 2022