- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 28, 2015

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took to the House floor on Friday to lecture Republicans for refusing to accept Senate language in the Department of Homeland Security funding bill.

“Do you not understand the legislative process?” Ms. Pelosi asked in a C-SPAN video posted by Mediaite Friday. 

The California Democrat blasted Republicans for letting “negative attitudes” towards the president impact DHS funding.

“Negative attitudes towards President Obama have so overwhelmed you that you are willing to jeopardize the national security of our country, the homeland security of our country,” the California Democrat said.

“You are standing in the way, and using immigration as the excuse,” Ms. Pelosi said. “For some of you it may be a reason, maybe it is or some of you. But for some of you it is an excuse and for all of you it is a shame.”

“Let us honor our responsibilities and stop, stop standing in the way of protecting the American people,” Ms. Pelosi said, according to Mediaite.

Lawmakers passed a short-term funding bill on Friday to keep DHS running for one more week while they continue to debate a more permanent funding solution.

• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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