Pelosi: VP Mike Pence ‘Makes Me Sad’ Because He’s a ‘Person of Faith’
House Speaker reacts to vice president's WSJ op-ed
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Vice President Mike Pence makes her “sad” because he is “a person of faith.”
The Speaker of the House appeared on CNN on Wednesday, where she seemed to reference Pence’s argument in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that America is not experiencing a second wave of COVID-19.
The headline on Pence’s WSJ commentary went as follows:
“There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’”
“In recent days, the media has taken to sounding the alarm bells over a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus infections," Prence wrote.
“Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and the courage and compassion of the American people."
“Our public health system is far stronger than it was four months ago, and we are winning the fight against the invisible enemy,” he added.
Pelosi was also asked by CNN anchor Brianna Keilar about President Donald Trump’s health.
“You’ve seen the video of him at West Point,” Keilar said.
“He was walking unsteadily. He said that he wanted to make sure he didn't slip down that ramp."
“There was an image of him trying to drink a cup of water, or drinking a cup of water, where he needed sort of an extra hand to help,” Keilar continued.
“He was having a hard time doing that. Do you have any concerns about his health?”
“Of course, we always are concerned about the health and safety of the president and vice president of the United States and their families."
“But they should reciprocate, in kind, and have some concern about the health of the American people and not blame it on the press,” she said.
“They're blaming this concern about the virus on the press, that it's something that you all have cooked up,” said Pelosi.
“But in terms of what they have done, it's cause for celebration. I don't think so. But we really have to–this–we have to get this under control."
“One hundred, three months ago, 117,000 now, cause for celebration? No, Mr. Vice President. You make me sad because you're a person of faith,” Pelosi continued.
“We're prayerful about praying for a cure and praying for a vaccine and praying for the good health of the American people, not to minimize the risk they are taking because the President doesn't want to wear a mask and he wants an ego trip in Tulsa, Oklahoma,” she said.
Meanwhile, twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused President Trump of using the Bible to try to "hijack Christianity."
Clinton attacked the president for holding the Bible outside a church during Black Lives Matter protests near the White House.
Clinton accused Trump of being "deeply hypocritical" for daring to hold the bible.
"That has been a pattern,” Hillary said.
"He’s tried to hijack Christianity and the Bible in ways that are deeply hypocritical and that was just another occasion."