Nancy Pelosi was left virtually speechless at her own town hall—after she was cornered by the mother of a man who had been killed by an illegal immigrant.
During the town hall, host Jake Tapper of CNN called on a woman named Laura to ask a question.
Laura shared the story about how her son had been murdered by an illegal immigrant in 2011—saying her son had been tied up, tortured, and set on fire before he was brutally killed.
“This happens every day because there are no laws enforcing the border,” Laura explained. “How do you reconcile in your head about allowing people to disavow the law?”
Then, Laura lowered the boom:
“The second part of my question is this: if you need to go home tonight and line up your babies as you say, and your grandbabies, which one of them could you look in their eyes today, and tell them that they’re expendable for another foreign person to have a nicer life? Which one would you look to say, you, my child, are expendable for someone else to come over here and not follow the law.”
Pelosi, who was described as “visibly thrown off” by Laura’s question, didn’t have much to say—she, instead, gave a rambling response that thanked Laura, but didn’t actually address her question.
“There is, there is nothing, I’m sure that can compare to the grief that you have. And so I pray for you. I pray for you,” Pelosi said. “Again, we all pray that none of us has to experience what you have experienced. So thank you for channeling your energy to help prevent something like that from happening.”