WASHINGTON – House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who repeatedly has called President Trump “President Bush,” has experienced another episode in which she could not finish a sentence.
Pelosi, 77, was speaking at a town hall meeting aired on CNN and appeared to be giving blank stares at the audience.
As she addressed the Las Vegas massacre and pushed gun control, Pelosi became lost for words.
“Responsible gun owners from the hills of Arizona to the duck blinds of Minnesota, all over, say, ‘We’re all law-abiding, we have many guns, we have as many guns as he had, but we have,’ uh, we have, um, uh,” she said before turning to moderator Chris Cuomo and repeatedly waved her hands.
“Background checks,” she finally exclaimed
Pelosi then discussed Russia’s alleged “hacking” of the 2016 presidential election.
“This isn’t a frivolous thing. Many of us who – um –” she said before pausing and gazing into the audience.
“– are interested in the public knowing,” she finally blurted.
The California Democrat then struggled to finish a thought as she discussed the rebuilding of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
“Now on the money side, we have a letter, we have a letter, we’re sending to ask – uh – we want the –” she said before pausing to sigh.
“Letter came from us,” she continued, “from the board that was established, to establish, to reestablish the financial integrity … economic integrity, of the … Puerto Rico.”
CNN cameras cut away to the audience.
“When I say integrity – success. That board has just written to us, the leaders – four leaders, asking us to pass a law to enable the Treasury Department to lend money to Puerto Rico to get through its governance,” she said.
As Pelosi spoke “it seemed her mouth was operating quickly than her brain,” wrote Kyle Olson of the blog American Mirror.
The consensus on social media is that its time Pelosi resign. Comments include:
“@NancyPelosi is more hated than @realDonaldTrump! If she resigns the Democratic Party will swell with new converts, guaranteed!”
— Val Davydov (@val_davydov) October 6, 2017
“She definitely has Alzheimer’s!! How many times she call trump president bush?! She can’t even finish a sentence & she leads people?! Wow !”
She definitely has Alzheimer’s!! How many times she call trump president bush?! She can’t even finish a sentence & she leads people?! Wow !
— Michael Pieper Jr (@MichaelPieperJr) October 6, 2017
“Yeah, something’s happening with her, not sure if it’s physical, mental, or ideological. Perhaps she’s struggling with her conscience.”
Yeah, something’s happening with her, not sure if it’s physical, mental, or ideological. Perhaps she’s struggling with her conscience.
— Echo of Conscience (@ConscienceEcho) October 6, 2017
— Gary Cecchi (@garycecchi) October 6, 2017
“No keep her there!!!”
No keep her there!!!
— DEPLORABLE ME (@Happy2BMom1) October 6, 2017
Pelosi has been mocked for referring to President Trump as President Bush on numerous occasions. Members of her staff in some instances have had to walk on stage and hand her a piece of paper alerting her to her mistake.
The American Mirror noted in May that Pelosi was “slurring her statements, uttering unintelligible gibberish, and repeating words over and over” during a news conference.
“Trumpcare means heart-stopping premium increasing for anything from asthma to cancer and the list goes on — on the alphabet,” Pelosi said during a press conference while denouncing the GOP health care bill.
While the media routinely fixates on President Trump’s low favorability numbers, the American people like the president a lot more than the House minority leader, who has served 30 years in the Capitol.
A poll conducted by The Economist in August found Trump with a 39 percent “favorable” rating, with 23 percent holding a “very favorable” view of the president and 16 percent “somewhat favorable.”
Only 7 percent hold a “very favorable” view of Pelosi, while 19 percent hold a “somewhat favorable” view, totaling 26 percent.
House Democrats are also aggravated with her leadership.
The California congresswoman’s critics are increasingly vocal, warning that unless Pelosi is ousted, she could sabotage the party’s chances at winning control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections.
In June, a dozen House Democrats gathered in the office of Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., including Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, and most notably, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La.
“As long as Leader Pelosi is perceived as the leader of the House Democratic Caucus,” Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas told CNN, “Republicans are going to continue to spend millions and millions of dollars in those swing districts to convince those swing voters, those independent voters – those Republican voters who might go our way – not to vote for our Democratic candidate because of Leader Pelosi.”
Pelosi shot back at her detractors, claiming they are disparaging her only to get attention.
“When it comes to personal ambition and having fun on TV, have your fun,” Pelosi said. “I love the arena. I thrive on competition.”
Pelosi, before she was ousted as House speaker, spent millions of dollars of tax money on her travels. WND reported in a two-year period she spent $101,000 just for in-flight food and alcohol.
In 2010 she requested that strawberries be provided for a special treat on her Air Force transport because it was her birthday. Not just any strawberries: chocolate-covered strawberries. “Dark chocolate preferred.”
Judicial Watch documented she spent $2,100,744.59 in military travel costs in a single two-year period.
One Pelosi-led congressional delegation traveling from Washington, D.C., through Tel Aviv, Israel, to Baghdad, Iraq, May 15-20, 2008, included expenses for Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine,” Judicial Watch reported.