On Tuesday (March 28), Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA.), a Roman Catholic, took Americans to task about voting based on religious influences, telling them they should vote based on how politics affect their life.
MSNBC host Joy Reid asked Pelosi to give advice to those “frustrated by our politics now.”
The MSNBC host also asked the California Republican to talk to the audience and convince them to vote based on how their choice would impact their lives and not “on how politics will impact [their] religion” because Pelosi is “a religious person.”
In her response, Pelosi referenced former President John F. Kennedy, the first Catholic President, saying that it didn’t matter “what religion I believe in,” it mattered what “America I believe in,” a quote from Kennedy.
Pelosi added that that was how Americans should think when heading to the polls.
The former House Speaker also used the platform to take shots at former President Donald Trump and his supporters.
She insisted that Trump’s supporters fell for his line “because they just didn’t see a path in the future” the way the economy was.
Pelosi added that she believed many of Trump’s supporters were patriotic, but some were “racist and bigots.”
The California Democrat also referenced the recent deadly shooting at a private Christian Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee, while taking shots at the GOP, saying, “political survival is nothing compared to the survival of our children in their schools.”
Three students and three staff members were killed by a 28-year-old transgender former student, who was shot dead shortly after beginning a killing spree.