She need to be careful and watch what comes out of her mouth…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised laughs from journalists on Thursday, speaking at her weekly press conference, when she used air quotes to define the mind of President Trump.
A reporter, introducing the subject of gun control, asked, “Do you believe the problem is that the president doesn’t know what he supports? (Senate Majority Leader) Mitch McConnell said he’ll move something when he hears from the White House. Have you spoken with the president?”
Let me just say that leader McConnell says that about every subject, whether we’re talking about the CR we were very happy to file last night so that we can take it up today; we understand that the Senate will be accepting the CR that we send over there, whether it’s about negotiating what comes next in terms of negotiations to continue to keep government open; whatever the subject, the (Senate Majority) leader will just say, “I’m just waiting to hear what the president wants.”
Now, that is to abdicate your role as a leader in Article 1, first branch of government. Yes, we all want to work together to have the most sustainability for what we do, and the president’s signature is an important part of that, but to say that we won’t even make a suggestion, that we will not represent, we are representatives and so are the senators. The point of view of 90% of the American people support HR8 background checks, responsible background checks legislation.
So the president says he wants to do it; let’s hope that he does; we’ve heard through staff that they’re still working on it; he’s gonna call us when he’s ready, but we haven’t heard directly from the president.
“Have you spoken with him? What do you think he’s wrestling with?” the reporter continued to ask.
“You want me to tell you what goes on in the president’s ‘mind?'” Pelosi answered, “She made air quotes with both hands ‘ fingers.
Mocking Trump’s mind may seem like a dangerous move for Pelosi to make ; in July, she slipped through a lecture at the 110th anniversary conference of the NAACP in Detroit, Michigan, with quotations like these:
“It’s wonder to be here…”
“Imagine the honor to get the NAACP cem—, centen—, NAACT centennial anniversary.”
“And now it is a great pleasure to be with you here in New York— in Detroit for the NAAC’s 110th anniversary.”
“In our new house, the house, the house congressional black caucus…”
“We, too, must continue to stand firm for fairness, for generin—, genuine equality.”
“Once we, once we restore the vote and break the grass, the gas, the grasp of special interest…”
“A pay raise that is so ex—, in the workplace, we must achieve health—, justice and healthcare.”
In May, after a news conference held by Pelosi, Fox Business political analyst Ed Rollins, appearing on FBN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” noted that Pelosi was 79 years old, adding that she was “uncharacteristically” “inarticulate” late, suggesting that she was “stepping back.” He concluded, “She shouldn’t be the point-person leading the Democrats.”