It took a lot of hubris for House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to quote the Gospel of Matthew in order to justify her plans to release criminals from prison via the next coronavirus relief spending bill, Dan Bongino says.
On the Thursday episode of “The Bongino Report,” the conservative commentator and former Secret Service Agent notes the liberal double-standard on incarceration as he introduces a video clip of Pelosi appearing on MSNBC:
“Here’s Pelosi talking to the hapless Joy Reid from MSNBC and suggesting that the next step, here Joe, in this legislative disaster we’re going through right now is to actually release prisoners.
“Yes: release prisoners. While we’re locking up parents for taking their kids to the schoolyard, we’re going to be releasing actual criminals.”
Pelosi defends her plan to release criminals by declaring that she and her Congressional colleagues “are very devoted to the Gospel of Matthew” – and quotes a reference to visiting prisoners:
“Well, in our caucus, we are very devoted to the Gospel of Matthew: ‘When I hungry you fed me, when I was homeless, you sheltered me – when I was in prison, you visited me.’
“So, this, for us, is a part of our value system.”
“Talk about hubris,” Bongino reacted to Pelosi’s use of the Bible quote in light of her fervent support for abortion despite the condemnation of the practice by her Catholic faith:
“So, this is, just to be clear, the late-term abortion-supporting Nancy Pelosi quoting the Gospel of Matthew, which is, again, you want to talk about hubris.”
Bongino also blasted Pelosi and her liberal colleagues for caring more about the danger of the coronavirus to criminals than about the danger of criminals to society:
“Releasing criminals from prison right now, because of the coronavirus, because it may be dangerous to them – completely ignoring the point, Joe, that releasing criminals back into the population after they’ve been arrested may be dangerous to us, too – but, ‘Don’t worry about that for now.’”