September 6th, 2012
01:10 AM ET

Pelosi: DNC platform debate "so mild"

Rep. Nancy Pelosi discusses the contentious voice vote to amend the Democratic platform and include language relating to God and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "It's been corrected, we move on from there. Platforms are usually even much more controversial than that," Pelosi tells Anderson Cooper.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the DNC Chairman, called for a vote three times before announcing the platform had been amended by a two-thirds majority.

Pelosi also answers questions about her claims that Republicans want to end the Medicare guarantee. She defended her position, telling Gloria Borger, "A voucher is not a guarantee...the fact is that Medicare is a guarantee."

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Phil

    Why can't politicians be honest? There was no "debate." There were 3 votes and each time, an objectively reasonably person could only conclude that the motion failed.

    September 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  2. Carol Stamp

    I am Canadian but thought that the American Constitution provided for seperation of state and church. How is it that the word God needs to be included in a party convention. How does the inclusion of a religious conotation provide this seperation for citizens that are non-believers. Just curious why everyone is giving this so much coverage. Perhaps the exclusion of Jerusalem should not have happened but both seem like extremely minor problems and Americans should be focusing on the real problems that the former President left for Obama. Do not forget that Rome was not built in a day, so give the guy some time to make the turn around.

    September 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm |