Congressman Nancy Pelosi broke the record of the lower house of the eight-hour performance
WASHINGTON, February 8. /TASS./ The leader of the democratic minority in the House of representatives, Nancy Pelosi spoke on Wednesday in front of their colleagues continuously for more than eight hours, defending the rights of illegal immigrants.
Rather those who entered the country with parents of minors, grew up, studied and worked in the USA, but until now has not even a residence permit.
As noted by 77-year-old Pelosi, taking the podium at about 10 o’clock in the morning, her “resent the refusal of the Republicans to legislatively solve the problem with these immigrants to prevent their deportation and allow them to obtain citizenship.”
“I won’t back down”, she warned. Pelosi talked about how hard life is these immigrants, called Dreamers (the Dreamers) as they dream of becoming full citizens of the country, read their letters coming to Congress, requesting protection from refoulement, quotes from the Bible, including recalled the parable of the good Samaritan.
Closer to 17:00 one of the party passed Pelosi a note that indicated that she broke the record of the lower house for the duration of continuous performance — 5 hours and 15 minutes, which was established in 1909 by Congressman James Clark, dissatisfied with the reform of trade tariffs. At 18:10 Pelosi to the applause of the Democrats concluded his speech, once again calling for “a vote” for “the dreamers”.