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

A congressman has shot back after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the legislators leading the immigration reform talks'five white guys on Thursday

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

"We are giving it to those folks not just because not only are they hard working, but they don't participate in our annual bonus which typically are for salary employees", Fish said during an interview on "Countdown to the Closing Bell" Friday.

The worker bonuses, Pelosi added, are insignificant.

"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's spokesman, Drew Hammill, tried to show a more united front by saying that Pelosi was not criticizing members of her party involved with the immigration talks, Politico reported.

These comments included slamming the companies that have used their savings from the tax reform bill to give raises and bonuses to their employees.

Fiat Chrysler will use the savings for employees and also move a plant from Saltillo, Mexico to Warren Michigan.

Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland blasted his colleague labeling her remark as'offensive and said he was committed to protecting DREAMers

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) mocked the efforts Thursday to reach an immigration deal because it was composed of five white men. Are they going to open a hamburger stand next or what?' she joked, referencing the Five Guys burger chain.

"You have to understand, in our caucus we are blessed with great diversity-the understanding of the issues, the ability to translate policy into the lives of people, the sensitivity even on the wording is really important for people who have been engaged in these issues to be there at the table", Pelosi said.

Hoyer, one of the Democrat white males Pelosi referred to, objected to her comment in a statement released afterward.

"That could've been done four months ago", the California Democrat complained about the lack of minority involvement and the meeting of House and Senate leaders that took place earlier this week.

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.

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