Pelosi: Gun Control Not About Politics — ‘It’s About The Safety Of The American People’

Thursday at her weekly press briefing, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the House Democratic sit-in over a lack of gun control legislation in wake of the Orlando mass shooting wasn’t about “politics,” but instead about “the safety of the American people.”

Pelosi said, “We’ll be meeting to determine how we go forward, but we’re still here. We will be as we had ended the debate on the floor, spoke to our folks outside and were so proud of them. Many of them were there overnight and even in the rain, large crowds of people who have been communicating with Congress to the tune of hundreds of thousands of calls and visits. We’ll finish here, then we have our activism for all of next week because we cannot let this — let me be really clear about this — we cannot stop until we get a bill, until law passed. This isn’t about politics. It’s not about elections. It’s not about campaigns. It’s about the safety of the American people. We want this off the table. We want an issue, a values victory and hope that the Republicans could agree to that. We’re watching carefully what’s happening on the Senate side now.”

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