Tucker Carlson had some strong words for Nancy Pelosi after the likely incoming House Speaker took a hard line on President Trump's long-promised border wall, which she called "immoral, ineffective and expensive."

Pelosi made the remark during her weekly press briefing Thursday, just after Congress approved a short-term spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown, punting the immigration debate and other issues until later in the month.

"If you're familiar with how things work in Washington, you may be wondering, 'When did morality begin to play such a central role in the legislative process?'" Tucker said. "And the answer is: the day that Nancy Pelosi got ordained. Pelosi is now an archbishop in the church of progressive sanctimony."


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Tucker said that Pelosi clearly believes her moral authority is "absolute," but she -- and other Democrats -- don't seem to have a problem with borders, walls and exclusivity in their day-to-day lives.

"They just oppose America's borders. America is a sinful nation, they tell us. We can only atone for those sins by giving what we have to the entire world," Tucker said.

He said Republicans have time to act on the border wall before they give back control of the House in January, but he doesn't see that happening.

"They could have done it at any point in the past two years. They just don't really want to. Keep that in mind."

Watch Tucker's monologue above.


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