Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wishes to see an era of more restrained political rhetoric — just not yet.
The former, and potentially future, speaker of the House said Tuesday that Democrats seek a calmer political sea, but only after the election.
During an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the California Democrat was asked about “lowering the temperature of political discourse.”
“There has been a lot of talk lately about lowering the temperature of political discourse,” Colbert said. “Have you— have you seen evidence of that?”
Pelosi replied: “Well, I think when we win, you will see evidence of that. Because when we do win, we will have, as we open the new Congress, we will honor the vows of our founders. E pluribus unum, from many one.”
“It’s okay to disagree in the marketplace of ideas,” she continued. “That’s exciting. But it is also important to find solutions that unify and not divide. And that’s what makes a big difference between Democrats and what’s in the White House now.”
After boasting that Democrats are the party that treats opposing ideas respectfully, Pelosi pivoted to attacking Trump’s border policy as “taking babies out of the arms of their moms, putting them in cages.”