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Pelosi: 'Race' Part Of Why GOP Has Not Moved On Immigration

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Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Pelosi, clarified to National Journal that the speaker heard about House Republicans' comments about the Irish and immigration from Irish immigration activists.

Pelosi said that she did not know how much race was a factor in how Republicans treat the Obama administration, but said that GOP disrespect for women is "self-evident," according to Roll Call.

When asked on Thursday about the exchange between Holder and Gohmert, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that "there’s no issue of race here," according to Roll Call.