Pelosi: 'Democrats Are Committed to Ending this War; We Hope to Do So in Unison with the President'
Washington, D.C. -Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at a brief press availability at the White House this afternoon following a bicameral bipartisan leadership meeting with President Bush today. Below are her remarks:
'Good afternoon. The Congressional leadership just had a positive meeting with President Bush, where he expressed his willingness to work together, in good faith, and take the right approach to come together to find our common ground.
'Yesterday, the Congress sent a bill to the President, which we believe honored the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. It supported our troops, it honored the sacrifices of our veterans, and it held the Iraqis accountable.
'The President chose to veto the bill. We made our position clear. He made his position clear. Now it is time for us to try to work together, to come together.
'But make no mistake: Democrats are committed to ending this war. And we hope to do so in unison with the President of the United States.'