Nancy Pelosi: ‘Easter, I Had Sort of an Epiphany, an Epiphany on Easter’

By CNSNews.com Staff | April 22, 2020 | 11:20am EDT
(Alex Wong/Getty Images)
(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said on PBS “NewsHour” on Tuesday that she had an “Epiphany” on Easter that told her she “must call out the truth” on the COVID-19 pandemic and as a result of that Epiphany she has been criticizing President Donald Trump.

“Easter,”  Pelosi said, “I had sort of an epiphany, an epiphany on Easter, that said: ‘We must call out the truth on this.’ Because we cannot--It's one thing to overlook what happened in the past and be sad about that. It's another thing to let the misrepresentations continue.

“And so that's why I am saying that he's a poor leader,” Pelosi continued—referring to Trump.

“He ignores his own responsibility and assigns blame, instead of taking responsibility, paying attention to science, recognizing the word–the role of governance in all of this to get the job done for the American people,” Pelosi said. 

“And, so,” she continued, “he's engaged in distractions like immigration, distractions like supporting people in the street. They are all distractions away from the fact, the known fact, that he's a total failure when it comes to testing.”

In Pelosi’s Catholic faith, the feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6. It commemorates the day the Magi visited the baby Jesus and became the first gentiles to meet Christ.

Here is a transcript of the part of Pelosi’s interview with PBS “NewsHour” host Judy Woodruff in which Pelosi talks about the Epiphany she had on Easter:  

Judy Woodruff: “Madam Speaker, we know that you and President Trump have had, I think it's fair to say, a difficult relationship with one another in recent months. Is it–How much is this impeding the ability of the federal government to address this COVID-19 crisis?”

Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “What is impeding the federal government from addressing the COVID, COVID-19 crisis is the president's denial, delay in all of this. And that has been deadly. Science, science, science. He has refused. We are insisting on the truth and the president is engaged in a series of misrepresentations to the American people. And that is the impediment. 

“I have tried to act in a bipartisan way, as I said, three bills in March, bipartisan. Easter, I had sort of an epiphany, an epiphany on Easter, that said: ‘We must call out the truth on this.’ Because we cannot--It's one thing to overlook what happened in the past and be sad about that. It's another thing to let the misrepresentations continue. 

“And so that's why I am saying that he's a poor leader. He ignores his own responsibility and assigns blame, instead of taking responsibility, paying attention to science, recognizing the word–the role of governance in all of this to get the job done for the American people. 

“And, so, he's engaged in distractions like immigration, distractions like supporting people in the street. They are all distractions away from the fact, the known fact, that he's a total failure when it comes to testing.” 

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