Not sure if prayer alone can help Nancy Pelosi.
The Democratic House Minority Leader was part of a bipartisan group from the U.S. House of Representatives which visited with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.
Pelosi: Dalai Lama ‘prayed for me’ to stop my negativity https://t.co/3VwL5Kv5zr pic.twitter.com/tlD8YY55op
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) May 10, 2017
Meeting at his temple in Dharmsala, India, Pelosi told him and the gathered Tibetans that they would “not be silenced” in the face of oppression by China, which rules Tibet.
HH the Dalai Lama with the U.S. Congressional delegation led by Nancy Pelosi in Dharamsala on 9 May 2017. Photo/OHHDL/Tenzin Choejor pic.twitter.com/AffSiCqb7x
— Tenzin Lekshay (@tlekshay) May 9, 2017
The California lawmaker stopped short of addressing the “brutal tactics of the Chinese government” at one point in her speech because, she said, the Dalai Lama had prayed for her “negative attitude.”
“I won’t go into them because His Holiness prayed for me that I would rid myself of my negative attitude about dwelling on the negative too much,” Pelosi said in her often odd speech that sometimes had her stumbling over her words.
“What we see here today in support of the Tibetan people, we have said, what we say here, we have said to the top leadership in … the Chinese government,” she said, before even bringing up actor Richard Gere, who is a Buddhist and supports the Dalai Lama.
“We recognize that China weighs heavily on any country, any corporation, any person – and Richard Gere can attest to that – who speaks out for the Tibetan people,” Pelosi said to the gathered crowd.
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi meets HH the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Douglas Busvine REUTERS pic.twitter.com/BNlPUps6JL
— Tenzin Lekshay (@tlekshay) May 9, 2017
Beijing is not likely to be too happy about the visit by the U.S. lawmakers, which comes a few weeks after President Trump hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Florida resort.
Either we speak out against oppression in Tibet, or we lose all moral authority to talk about human rights anywhere else. @DalaiLama pic.twitter.com/UPCBOuYdOe
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) May 10, 2017
China views the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist and claims the Himalayan region has been part of its country for more than seven centuries despite Tibet’s insistence that it has been independent most of that time, according to AP.
“You will not be silenced,” she promised the Tibetans. “The brutal tactics of the Chinese government to erase race, culture and language of Tibetan people challenges the conscience of the world. We will meet that challenge.”
Twitter users weighed in on Pelosi’s trip and the special prayer bestowed upon the politician who claims to be a devout Catholic.
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@theblaze OMG. She admits she’s negative. Wow. Wonders never cease.
— crystal suz (@crystalarchulet) May 10, 2017
@theblaze Apparently it didn’t work.
— GoBlue85 (@slickgq85) May 10, 2017
@theblaze Somebody needs to pray for her.
— Gloria Matter (@MatterGloria) May 10, 2017
@theblaze Well that didn’t work
— Alan M Aszkler (@AAszkler) May 10, 2017
@theblaze He should’ve advised her to resign
— United We Fall (@JAMMO_1) May 10, 2017
@3lectric5heep So I guess she knows that being Catholic and supporting abortion she has turned her back on Christ. So maybe the Dalai Lama might help her!
— Darlee ?? ???? (@DarleeD) May 10, 2017
@theblaze Why are my Tax Dollars wasted on another Pelosi trip, maybe the $$ would be better spent on a medical treatment ??
— UberTrader (@UberTraders) May 10, 2017
Wow, you talk about unanswered prayers! https://t.co/bNykjK8Duu
— Right Biker (@Right_Biker66) May 10, 2017
@theblaze LMAO ???
— Mr. Smith (@psgitrdun) May 10, 2017
@theblaze The Dalai Lama should have pray to expel her demons, Pelosi is the Devil Incarnate.
— J Cantera (@jcantera01) May 10, 2017
@3lectric5heep She needs more than prayer, maybe an exorcism or two might help but a long shot to say the least…
— UpizofChit (@UpizofChit) May 10, 2017
@theblaze should have fixed a few other things while he was at it, though that was a pretty high bar to hit.
— I Write Code (@acodemonkey) May 10, 2017
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