As reported by NYPost
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday blasted President Trump’s push for a citizenship question on the 2020 census as an effort to “Make America White Again” — claiming, “it’s not what our founders had in mind.”
“They want to make sure that people, certain people, are counted,” Pelosi said at a press conference in San Francisco that focused on election security.
“Just their people vote and not the general population,” said the Democratic lawmaker. “That’s why they’re fighting the census.”
White House officials did not immediately return requests for comment from The Post on the statements.
Pelosi, who was visiting her home district Monday, repeatedly called the idea of adding a citizenship question to next year’s survey “disgraceful.”
“This is about keeping — you know … his hat — Make America White Again,” she said.
The Trump administration has said the proposed citizenship question would help the government enforce the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voters’ access to the ballot box.