Passing comprehensive immigration reform is more important than Democrats’ success at the polls in November, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday.
A number of Republicans and other conservative voices have accused Pelosi and the Democrats of using the immigration reform issue as a political crutch, suggesting the Democrats would rather keep the issue alive for campaign purposes than actually pass a bill.
But Pelosi on Thursday rejected that notion outright, and she didn’t mince words.
“I believe, and I say this with all the sincerity I have, that it is more important to pass comprehensive immigration reform — to me and to my caucus — than to win the election in November,” Pelosi said at a Washington gathering of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
She figures that if she can just get those 12-20 million illegals voting, 70% of them will vote for the party of the welfare state, and elections will take care of themselves. Forever.