It’s no wonder the federal government has budget problems after Nancy Pelosi’s performance today.
As the House Speaker gave her weekly brief press conference, she could be seen suffering brain freezes, confusing millions and billions, and at one point, caught herself holding up only five fingers while talking about six bills.
After suffering an early brain freeze while talking about her colleagues being in North Carolina for a funeral, Pelosi struggled to explain the committees that have already begun their work.
“We’ve already had a committee, uh, uh, uh, committees, the, uh— Ways and Means Committee and the Oversight Committee— Government Reform and Oversight Committee,” she struggled to say.
Pelosi continued to struggle while discussing the committees, before suffering a brain freeze mid-sentence, causing her to stop and stare at reporters while groping for words, and blurting out “advocating for”.
Speaking off the top of her head proved to be difficult, as she stopped to search her notes for what she was supposed to say.
Pelosi said “sentence” instead of “census,” and “far” instead of “fair.”
While talking about the amount of money Democrats want to spend, she mistakenly said “$1 billion” instead of “$17 billion,” then said “$9 million” before changing it to “$9 billion”.
After ticking off the list of bills Democrats want to pass, she said, “We have the six appropriations bills,” before realizing she was holding up only five fingers.
Looking at her hand, she held up her other thumb to complete her point — but that devolved into another brain freeze and struggles to speak.
Pelosi stuttered as she denounced a report that President Trump may declare a national emergency over illegal aliens flowing over the southern border.
“The President can declare an emergency on something that he has created as an emergency— it, it, it, it, an illusion that he wants to convey,” she said.
Pelosi said “un-rend” instead of “end-run.”
She repeatedly said “viral” as a reporter asked her about freshmen members like Ilhan Omar saying outlandish things.
She went on to take pride in the “diversity” of her caucus.