House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suffered another round of strange behavior on Thursday as she attempted to criticize President Trump and his administration.
Pelosi appeared to short circuit while answering a question about criticism of House committee work from the President.
After creating a new rule that she wouldn’t answer questions about his critiques — and telling reporters that if they didn’t like it, they didn’t have to attend her press conferences — Pelosi stuttered.
“I-I-I always think that whatever the President says about us, he’s projecting his own unruliness,” she said.
Other times, she just flat out had trouble speaking.
“As I mentioned, two of our committees have already—subcommittees have already had hearings, but we hope it will be inv— all of the committees of jurisdiction will be very involved in it and that’s the—impression that I have,” she said.
Sometimes, she was simply unintelligible.
After mispronouncing “bi-cameral,” she said she hopes the House and Senate can come to a “conc, uh”— fair conclusion.”
Pelosi mispronounced “perogative,” saying “preogative” — despite saying it correctly just seconds earlier.
A truly bizarre exchange occurred just moments later, when a reporter asked about the new USMCA trade agreement.
Less than 30 seconds after the reporter’s question, the House Speaker appeared to have never heard of the deal, or the reporter’s use of the acronym.
“With the— what do we calling it now? U.S.-Mexico-Canada? I don’t know if it has an acronym,” she said, adding it’s “formerly known as NAFTA.”
While being asked a question about the Democrat blackface and sex abuse scandals roiling Virginia, Pelosi muttered under her breath.
“With everything that’s been going on with Virginia,” Fox News’ Chad Pergram asked, causing Pelosi to stare towards the back of the room and say, “yeah…”,
“Virginia’s a swing state, politically, you won several states that are in the House,” he continued, prompting her to mutter “seats…”
Moments later in the brief 15-minute appearance, Pelosi had trouble saying “climate crisis.”
Referring to George W. Bush’s presidency, she said, “When I was Speaker, my flagship issue, uh, with— under President Bush was cli, uh, climate, addressing the climate crisis,” she finally said.
Pelosi is second in line to the presidency.