The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur Demands Nancy Pelosi Be Fired as Speaker of the House
The Young Turks founder and host Cenk Uygur angrily demanded the firing of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi from her leadership position because she wrote a letter to President Donald Trump asking for better treatment of migrants at the border after passing a funding bill that contained no safeguards.
On Tuesday’s edition of the pioneering internet news show, Uygur and co-host Ana Kasparian excoriated Pelosi over a letter that she sent Trump urging him to enact measures that were part of a House funding bill that did not become law.
“What part of three dimensional chess is giving Trump everything he wants, and then turning around and writing ‘I beseech you, I deeply appreciate at your soonest convenience please please do the thing that we didn’t ask you, we didn’t insist that you do when we had the power, when we had the leverage!'” Uygur said, in a mocking tone.
“No, that is not what a master legislator does, that is what someone who should be fired does,” he continued, adding, “Now, you can’t fire her from her congressional seat, obviously, but you can definitely fire her from being speaker of the House, cuz she doesn’t speak for the majority of Democrats when she constantly aids and abets Donald Trump. And she is not the leader of anyone, let alone the Democrats, as she constantly helps Donald Trump achieve everything he wants without any fight at all.”
Kasparian then noted remarks Pelosi made following the passage of the Senate bill, in which she said, “In order to get resources to the children fastest, we will reluctantly pass the Senate bill. As we pass the Senate bill, we will do so with a battle cry as to how we go forward to protect children in a way that truly honors their dignity and worth.”
“Apparently, the battle cry is ‘Deeply appreciate your soonest consideration’,” Uygur said, adding, “Wow! I didn’t know you were that strong, Speaker Pelosi. She’s gotta go. Not my leader, not anybody’s leader.”
As Uygur also noted, the funding bill that wound up passing did not contain the safeguards that were in the House version, but had passed the Senate by an 84-4 margin. The House version only managed 34 votes in the Senate. A slim majority of 129 Democrats voted to pass the final bill.
Watch the clip above, via The Young Turks.
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