Nancy Pelosi: ‘The American People Know That We Need to…Protect Children’

By CNSNews.com Staff | May 3, 2021 | 1:54pm EDT
Nancy Pelosi at a Planned Parenthood reception, April 25, 2013. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Nancy Pelosi at a Planned Parenthood reception, April 25, 2013. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) appeared on “CBS This Morning” on Thursday to discuss the speech that President Joe Biden gave to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening.

“The American people know that we need to involve women and protect children,” Pelosi said on the show.

“We have a responsibility to reach out in a bipartisan way to find our common ground and I think we will on many of the items. And we just have to,” she said. 

“The American people know that we need to involve women and protect children,” said Pelosi. “Children learning, parents earning. That's what we have to be thinking of. 

“So, how are we going to have more women and dads, actually, moms and dads in the workplace when they have responsibility for the care of their children?” she said. 
So, it's pretty exciting. It's about community. And community has the word ‘unity’ in it. 

“The President's speech was very unifying in the country, if not in the Congress,” said Pelosi.

Here is a transcript of the part of Pelosi’s speech where she said “the American people know that we need to involve women and protect children:”

Gayle King: “Yeah. I hear what you're saying. I get the point you're making. Politico this morning said it's like trying to put a rhinoceros through a garden hose. Last time I checked, it's difficult to do and very painful. Chris Christie said it's like giving a teenager a credit card with unlimited spending. 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “That's cute, but it isn't true. But it’s what they would say. But what we have to say is we have to go forward Building Back Better. There's nothing more expensive than not investing in our infrastructure–”

King: “Are you prepared to do it without compromise, Madam Speaker?  Are you prepared to do it without compromise?”

Pelosi: “No.  We've never–we've always had compromise on infrastructure. That has been the least partisan initiative we can take over the years. All of a sudden now, of course, they're saying, ‘Well, infrastructure is not workforce development.’ It is.  If we want more women, minorities–if we want more of our veterans and everyone else involved in these – the constructions that the President was talking about, we have to have workforce development. 

“So again, we'll have to make the case. We always, we have a responsibility to reach out in a bipartisan way to find our common ground and I think we will on many of the items. And we just have to. The American people know that we need to involve women and protect children. Children learning, parents earning. That's the–that's what we have to be thinking of. So, how are we going to have more women and dads, actually, moms and dads in the workplace when they have responsibility for the care of their children. So, it's pretty exciting. It's about community. And community has the word ‘unity’ in it. The President's speech was very unifying in the country, if not in the Congress.  We'll see.”

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