Pelosi: ‘No, Mr. Vice President. You Make Me Sad Because You're a Person of Faith’

By CNSNews.com Staff | June 18, 2020 | 12:19pm EDT
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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on CNN on Wednesday that Vice President Mike Pence makes her “sad” because he is “a person of faith.”

Her statement appeared to be a reference to Pence’s argument, made in an op-ed that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, that America is not currently experiencing a second wave of COVID-19.

There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave,’” said the headline on Pence’s WSJ commentary.

“In recent days, the media has taken to sounding the alarm bells over a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus infections,” Pence wrote in the piece.

“Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and the courage and compassion of the American people,” he said, “our public health system is far stronger than it was four months ago, and we are winning the fight against the invisible enemy.”

On CNN, anchor Brianna Keilar asked Pelosi about President 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,” Pelosi said.

“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 said.

“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.

Here is the transcript of the exchange between Nancy Pelosi and Brianna Keilar where Pelosi talks about Vice President Mike Pence being a “person of faith:”

Brianna Keilar:  Well, I want to ask you about the president and his health. You’ve seen the video of him at West Point. He was walking unsteadily. He said 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. He was having a hard time doing that. Do you have any concerns about his health? 

Nancy Pelosi: I have concerns about the health of the American people. I have concerns about the statements the president has made, minimizing the risk that the coronavirus has made to their good health. That's what I'm concerned about. 

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. 

They're blaming this virus, this concern about the virus on the press, that it's something that you all have cooked up. 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. 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. 

 

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