Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Policy & Issues

Pelosi washes the feet of immigrants — for real!

See also

This is no joke; at least it’s not meant to be one. The ever-clownish Nancy Pelosi took time out Thursday to "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," in the words of the San Francisco Chronicle blog SFGate, by washing the feet of immigrant children at the Bay City’s Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church.

Never one to stray far from politics, Pelosi used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 — an immigration bill that her office says would “reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship."

Critics of the measure have argued that the cost of implementation would far outweigh any possible benefits.

Pelosi’s message — which has been echoed in one form of another by top Democrats (Hillary Clinton, as a case in point, called illegals “inspiring” and “incredibly brave”) — is intended to mimic the actions of the Pope, who held a similar foot-washing ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Pope Pelosi? Doesn’t quite come tripping off the tongue.



  • Baseball Hall of Fame
    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown welcomes six new inductees
  • 2012 do-over
    If we were to re-do the 2012 election, a new poll suggests Romney would win
  • Boko Haram
    Boko Haram kidnaps the wife of the vice prime minister of Cameroon
    World News
  • Ceasefire breaks
    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu claims Hamas broke another brief ceasefire
  • Close call with CME
    Scientists tell how Earth survived a giant solar flare back in 2012
  • Comic-Con
    What's going on at Comic-Con? Get all the latest updates here