Pelosi Calls for Americans to ‘Virtually’ Come Together on Thanksgiving—Not Gather in ‘Traditional Way’

By CNSNews.com Staff | November 20, 2020 | 11:51am EST
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(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at a press briefing today that Americans should “just thank God for all the blessings he has bestowed on us” and that “virtually we’ll come together” to do so on Thanksgiving.

“As our nation prepares for Thanksgiving, we just thank God for all the blessings he has bestowed upon us, our men and women in uniform who keep us safe,” she said. “We thank them and their families for the sacrifices they make for our democracy, for our freedom.

“This year, we won’t be able to be joining each other in the traditional way,” she said. “But virtually we’ll come together to thank God for our blessings.

Here is a transcript of the part of Pelosi’s press conference where she says Americans will come together “virtually” on Thanksgiving:

Nancy Pelosi: “Good morning, everyone. As our nation prepares for Thanksgiving, we just thank God for all the blessings he has bestowed upon us, our men and women in uniform who keep us safe. We thank them and their families for the sacrifices they make for our democracy, for our freedom.

“This year, we won’t be able to be joining each other in the traditional way. But virtually we’ll come together to thank God for our blessings. As we do so though, it will be with great pain—great pain—that in our country in the course of this year, 250,000 Americans have lost their lives to the corona virus. Daily cases have averaged over 160,000 in this past week. Hospitalizations have set a national record for three days in a row last week. And over 11 million—it’s 11.7 million and growing—people have been infected. Cases are set to rise.  On the economic front, 20 million Americans are now on unemployment with the benefits soon set to expire and millions have fallen into poverty and are food insecure and face the threat of eviction. This is what is in our heart.”

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