Nancy Pelosi instructs Americans to vote on how politics will impact ‘your life,’ not ‘your religion’

Nancy Pelosi instructs Americans to vote on how politics will impact

representative. Nancy Pelosiwho identifies as Roman Catholic, lectured Americans on Tuesday about why they should vote not based on their religious views but on how politics affects their lives.

MSNBC host Joy Reid asked Pelosi to “give some advice to those who are frustrated with our politics right now.”

Reid told Pelosi that Reid asked Pelosi to speak to Americans directly and persuade them to “vote not on how politics will affect your religion, but how it will affect your life. You are a religious person.”

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., lectured Americans on Tuesday about why they shouldn't vote based on their religion.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., lectured Americans on Tuesday about why they shouldn’t vote based on their religion. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

Pelosi indicated John F. Kennedythe first Catholic president of the United States, in her answer.

“It doesn’t matter what religion I believe in. What matters is what I believe in America,” Pelosi said, quoting Kennedy.

“And that’s what we have to think about in terms of passing it on to people,” she said.

It also appears that she used the opportunity to take pictures of former President Donald Trump and his supporters.

“I think many of the people who fell into the What’s His Name line, because they didn’t see a way into the future, in the economy as it was. I think many of them are really patriotic. I think some of them are racist and bigoted, but I think a lot of them are very patriotic.”

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., appeared on MSNBC's

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., appeared on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” Tuesday night to discuss the impact of religion on politics. (screenshot/MSNBC)

Pelosi addressed Republican members of Congress in the same interview, telling them that “their political survival is nothing compared to the survival of our children in their schools, in their playgrounds, wherever they are.”

It was a nod to the shootings in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, in which 28-year-old Audrey Hill, who identifies as transgender, opened fire on students and staff at a private Christian school in an attack that shocked the country.

Hill was shot dead by police after killing six, including three children.

Pelosi, President Joe Biden and other leaders of the Democratic Party have called on Congress to do so Offensive weapons ban in the aftermath of the shooting.

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Pelosi also addressed Republicans directly, telling them this "Political survival is nothing compared to our children staying in their schools" After the shooting in Nashville.

Pelosi also addressed Republicans directly, telling them that their “political survival is nothing compared to our children’s survival in their schools” after the Nashville shooting. ((Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images))

Pelosi also drew attention last week for summoning the Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordelion, after he banned her from receiving communion inside his church.

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Archbishop Cordillion told Pelosi that she would have to drop her support for abortion and go to confession before she would be allowed to receive communion inside the church.

Fox News’ Bree Stimson contributed to this report.

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