Leave it to Nancy Pelosi to rewrite the swearing-in oath members of Congress take, in order to further the Barack Obama gun control agenda. The House Minority Leader, speaking at a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on “Gun Violence Prevention: A Call to Action,” misquoted the actual oath to include the idea the Congress must “protect and defend” the American people.
How does the actual oath read? Like this:
I, (name of Member), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Note: the oath says “support and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Pelosi instead, said this:
Earlier this month, shortly after Newtown, all members of Congress took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people. To protect and defend. That is our first responsibility. Today, members of the House Democratic Caucus have come together to fulfill that duty to confront the challenge of gun violence in our society and act to ensure the safety and security of our communities.