Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi delivered a fiery address to honor Martin Luther King Jr Day in the United States Monday; saying the Founding Fathers have “tears in their eyes” because of the filibuster.
“That’s wrong! The truth is that’s wrong! … These bills are supported by all of the Democrats, House and Senate. It’s just the filibuster in the way. If you truly want to honor Dr. King, don’t dishonor him by using a Congressional custom as an excuse for protecting our Democracy,” said Pelosi.
“We have no right to visit the monument… Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson… All of them with tears in their eyes for the departure from our democracy that is happening right now. Unless the truth is acknowledged and this legislation is passed,” she added.
Watch Pelosi’s comments above.