Nancy Pelosi’s mission on Tuesday was to give a brief speech and not renew questions about her health.
She couldn’t do it.
During Pelosi’s brief 7-minute speech to Refugees International, the House Democratic Leader garbled names, other words and even mispronounced countries.
She congratulated honorees for their well-deserved “resc — recognition.”
Pelosi complimented Refugees International’s “strong moral varce — voice.”
She said America “degrades our values and our security when we slam the door in the face of children freeing — fleeing atrocities.”
She botched country names as she read them from her notes.
“With the specter of famine looming in, over northeast Nigeria, Somalia, south “Sudon,” and “Yuma — Yamen,” she said, flubbing “Yemen.”
Pelosi asserted cutting the foreign aid budget would “only deepen the crisis fighting — facing the children.”
“Children, America, children need America to be their champion,” she said moments later.
Pelosi thanked Refugees International for “channeling — challenging us to honor our values.”
Just over 7 minutes after she started, Pelosi thanked the group for the invitation, stood and stared awkwardly, then made her way off the stage.