During an interview on Tuesday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who identifies as a Roman Catholic, gave advice to Americans about how they needed to vote not based on their religious beliefs but based on how the politics might affect their lives.
MSNBC host Joy Reid during the interview called on Pelosi to provide some advice for those who feel “frustrated by our politics.” Reid also pushed for Pelosi to directly address Americans and convince them about how they needed to vote not based on what the “impact” will be on their religion but rather on their life.
In her answer, Pelosi quoted John F. Kennedy, the first Catholic President of the United States, who had stated that it was “not important what religion I believe in. What’s important is what America I believe in.” She added that this was what they were always considered “in terms of taking it to people.”
Pelosi also used the interview as an opportunity to attack former President Donald Trump and his supporters, claiming that these people are unable to see the “path in the future. She added that “I think some of them are racist and bigots, but I think many of them are very patriotic.”
During the same interview, Pelosi also addressed Republican Congress members to tell them that “political survival” was not as important as the “survival of our children in their schools, in their playgrounds.” This was a direct reference to the recent school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee which claimed the lives of three children and three adults.