With “all due respect to West Virginia,” Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi mocked coal country during a recent discussion about energy policy, as The Daily Caller reports.

“And it really is a moral issue if you believe as I do that this is God’s creation [and] we have to be good stewards of it,” Pelosi said. “We have envangelicals and others with us — er, some, those who believe in God’s creation. So, in any case this was a big thing for us. I had to fight some Democrats. Senator Byrd had a coal powered plan fueling the Capitol, you know I [unintelligible] that’s gonna go, with all due respect to West Virginia we’re not gonna have a coal power plant floating around.”

“[Trump’s] almost single-handedly turned this industry around,” Chris Hamilton, senior vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association, said on "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday, noting the “the darkest days” for the industry are now over.

Watch the video of Pelosi's remarks for yourself below:


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