Hoyer calls Pelosi's 'five white guys' remark offensive

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelois of Calif. gestures as she speaks during a news conference Thursday Jan. 11 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi says an immigration working group is just

Big companies are hiking up wages. The tax bill probably isn't to thank.

"I am committed to ensuring DREAMers are protected and I will welcome everyone to the table who wants to get this done", the 19-term Maryland Democrat told Politico.

Drew Hammill, Pelosi's spokesman, later said she wasn't criticizing Hoyer's participation and has made similar comments during meetings with him and others this week, without complaints.

After Wal-Mart became the latest company to announce they would hike wages and give big bonuses to their workers, a reporter asked Pelosi: "A number of companies are attributing the tax bill for being able to give higher wages to their employees as well as being able to give a number of bonuses to their employees".

Pelosi then went on to complain that "five white guys" have led the immigration talks and did not include any minority members. "It's not a question of who's there but who's not there". "It's so pathetic", Pelosi said during a press briefing on Thursday.

"Yeah, I'm sad and surprised she said that", Ryan said. The message: evil white males kept minority lawmakers off the negotiating team because, well, they're evil.

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Congress faces a January 19 deadline for reaching an agreement on government spending, and the DACA program is set to end in early March.

"Whatever benefits the economy benefits us", Fish said.

Democrats think they can get away with this racist crap because they believe their pandering to minority voters makes the immune to criticism on the subject of race.

"The five white guys I call them, you know", Pelosi said, making a reference to the Five Guys hamburger chain.

The "five white guys" as she called them, were Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

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