Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Nancy PelosiSenate passes .5 billion Border Bill and prepares fight with House of Representatives Pelosi: Congress will be briefed on electoral security in July Trump says he spoke with Pelosi, McConnell on Border Package MORE  (D-Calif.) Became visibly emotional as he spoke about the widespread photo of a father and a young daughter drowning in an attempt to cross the Rio Grande.
At their weekly press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked Pelosi about her reaction to the image of the two migrants from El Salvador, who are lying face down in the river and who blamed her for the death.
Pelosi looked down, was silent for a few seconds and took a deep breath before answering.
"Can you imagine that the father brought the little girl ashore to return to the mother, and the little girl wanted to be with her father, she came back in, and then he could not save her and then he could not save himself is such a tragedy, "said Pelosi.
"It is not a matter of guilt, it is about being praying ̵
Pelosi noted that she was watching the turmoil of the Rio Grande during her visits to the southern border has explained how the image of the dead father and the dead daughter was created representative of the situation at the south drill.
"So I can imagine how that happened, and I just think it's a pity that this is America's face all over the world," Pelosi said.
The journalist Julia Le Duc recorded the picture on Monday in Matamoros, Mexico. The Associated Press identified the dead migrants as Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria.
According to Le Duc's report for the Mexican newspaper La Jornada, Martínez swam across the river with his daughter on Sunday because his family could not imagine the US authorities and asylum seekers from El Salvador.
Martínez dismounted Valeria on a bank on the US side of the river and began swimming back for his wife Tania Vanessa Ávalos, but his daughter became angry and swam after her father