Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi comments on the wildfires on the Pacific Coast in an interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on Thursday.
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI: Here we are, on the eve of 9/11, the 19th anniversary of 9/11, as we are filled with sadness, continued to be filled with sadness about those who lost their lives at that time and since from consequences of 9/11. That was going to be our focus this week.
We have these fires in California, and in the West, 16 people have died in Washington, Oregon, and California, including a firefighter and a 1-year-old baby. We — our firefighters have been so, very, very courageous.
Now, we’re, again, breaking records. Mother Earth is angry. She’s telling us — whether – she’s telling us with hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, fires in the West, whatever it is, that climate crisis is real and has an impact.