U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urged Democrats to defend democracy at the Connecticut party’s annual fundraising dinner in Hartford Friday night.
Local democratic leaders were thrilled to welcome her, touting her tough stance against President Trump and Republican policies.
Pelosi’s message to dinner guests: change has to be made for the sake of our children and not surprisingly, local Republicans are not having it.
“We must also investigate to defend our democracy to hold the president and his administration accountable,” she said.
Pelosi applauded our state’s minimum wage raise.
“Here in Connecticut, I think we’re showing that when Democrats stick together we get stuff done,” said Governor Ned Lamont.
Pelosi urged Democrats to think about what our kids will have to inherit.
“We must fight this fight and win it for our freedoms, for our freedom, for our country, for our land, for our values. Everything is at stake,” she said.
The chairman of the CT Republican Party, JR Romano, responding in a statement, “Once again the Democrats live in an alternate reality considering what the Democratic Party has just done to the middle class of this state by raising taxes and now they want to give us tolls. What President Trump has done is secure the financial future for children and parents around this country offering the lowest unemployment across-the-board for African Americans Latino Americans and that is what is the most important thing to a family making sure that they can feed them and that's what this president has done.”
The 2019 “John Bailey Dinner” was dubbed the “Night of Nancys.” Former Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman was the emcee for the night. Former State Party Chair and Democratic National Committee Member Nancy DiNardo honored. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attended as the keynote speaker.