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

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"The comment is offensive".

Pelosi's comment was in reference to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be in Houston next month at a time when Democrats are increasingly optimistic that a political wave in their favor is developing that could put them back in power in Washington.

Nancy Pelosi's criticism of immigration negotiations between Democrats and Republicans earned her a rebuke from her own party. "That same firm just told the employees they were going to be laying off 1,500 people and if they wanted to save their jobs, they could all start working 32 hours", she said.

The California congresswoman was speaking at a press conference on Thursday when she brought up the group of legislators working on a solution to President Donald Trump's desire to end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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"A number of bonuses - one of the bonuses was in a union contract and then they added a little more money to that", Pelosi said Thursday in response to a question from The Daily Caller's Kerry Picket. "It's not a question of who's there, but who's not there".

Pelosi was concerned that no minority members of Congress were included in the meeting.

'The sensitivity even on the wording is really important [and] for people who are engaged in these issues to be there at the table.

'Leader Pelosi has every confidence in the leadership of Whip Hoyer and Senator Durbin, which they have demonstrated on this topic for years, ' Hammill said.

The intraparty squabble begins as Senate negotiators announced they have reached a preliminary deal that involves only Dreamers, as DACA recipients are known, and border security, according to Politico.