Pelosi Accuses Republicans of ‘Exploiting’ Religion, the American Flag

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) accused Republicans of "exploiting" religion on MSNBC's Morning Joe on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration.

Pelosi sat down with hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough to discuss President Trump's inauguration, and the conversation turned to Democrats feeling culturally disconnected with the American people.

"There is a feeling that there's a disconnect between today's Democratic party and white working class voters," Scarborough said, referring to religion as the disconnect.

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"How do they reconnect with a Middle America who feels like sometimes they're looked down upon because of their faith or their values?" Scarborough asked.

Pelosi explained that Democrats are in fact people of faith and claimed Republicans "prey" on the American people.

"I say they pray on church on Sunday and prey on people the rest of the week," Pelosi said.

She then began to attack Republicans for exploiting the American flag and religion.

"We don't wear our religion on our sleeve and maybe we should. We don't wrap ourselves in the flag, but maybe we should," Pelosi said, "We don't, as I say, exploit that because we don't think you're supposed to, but maybe we have to make it clearer."