Pelosi in a weekly press briefing urged that any vaccine be distributed ethically and equitably.
The novel coronavirus has had an outsized impact on Black and Latino communities.
There are growing concerns the Trump administration is trying to push through a vaccine in time for the November elections to increase President Donald Trump's chances of getting re-elected.
NANCY PELOSI: We pray for a vaccine. We hope that it will be soon and that it will be available, as Mr. Clyburn said, equitably-- I will add ethically-- to everyone in our country. But we can't have it one day before it is ready. We don't want it one day later or one day sooner than it is ready. And that means we cannot have political interference into the production or discovery of that vaccine.
We thank our scientists who are working so hard on it. Great minds in our country working 24/7 to produce that. And when we get that, we have to have an ethical distribution system that makes it available to everyone, because everyone has to have that access.