Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says she's confident the Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden will be elected president. She says while she doesn't want to be "overconfident," she wants to be ready to "go down a different path." (Oct. 29)
NANCY PELOSI: I hope that people will not depend on the mail, because they have done all they can to dismantle the postal system. But I salute our postal workers, our letter carriers, and those who are making the best of the situation. But even the Postal Service is saying it's too late now to mail. A first-class piece of mail to take more than five or six days to reach its destination is-- that speaks for itself.
I feel very confident that Joe Biden will be elected president on Tuesday, whatever the end count is. But on the election that occurs on Tuesday, he will be elected, and on January 20, he will be inaugurated president of the United States. So while we don't want to be overconfident or assume anything, we have to be ready for how we are going to go down a different path. We've come to a fork in the road when it comes to the coronavirus.
More people in the minority community, I am told, have died of the virus than those not in the minority community. I've said it before. If you're a-- a Black child, you have five times more chance of going to the hospital for COVID than if you're a white child. If you're Hispanic, eight times more chance. It's sinful. It's sinful that we have not addressed protecting the lives of the American people on the path that this president has taken, starting with calling it a hoax, saying it's gonna magically disappear. The list goes on.