(CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) explained in a speech delivered yesterday in Manhattan, why she tells Republicans that their political survival is not worth the lives of children.
Pelosi was there to celebrate what she called a “life-saving event”—the signing of a law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that will prevent “domestic abusers” from owning guns in that state.
“Aren’t we proud of Governor Cuomo?” Pelosi said. “Thank you Governor Cuomo for the honor of participating today in this very important, life-saving event, signing this important legislation. I am honored to be here with you once again. I’ve been here when you have signed legislation to save lives and promote families. I’m so happy you began your remarks by talking about family.”
“This is the tipping point,” Pelosi said of the gun-control issue. “The governor said 19 years ago, Columbine. This goes on and on. These little children in Newtown. And now these teenagers registering voters, understanding. And I don’t want them to be partisan. I want this to be bipartisan across the board. But we have to get it done.
“And I’ve said to my Republican colleagues in the Congress: Not one of your political survivals is more important than the survivals of our children,” said Pelosi. “We must pass this legislation.”