Pelosi Stages Eight-Hour Speech to Push for Vote for ‘Dreamers’

The House Minority Leader took no rests during her record-breaking speech aimed at protecting immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation.

  • Published 7 February 2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech Wednesday in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting “Dreamer” immigrants — and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could.  Wearing four-inch heels and forgoing any breaks, Pelosi, 77, spent much of the rare talkathon reading personal letters from the young immigrants whose temporary protection from deportation is set to…

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