April 24, 2019
Nancy Pelosi is back to telling her audiences when to clap for her.
The House Speaker was a part of the TIME 100 event today and while bragging about the Democrat majority in the U.S. House, Pelosi ordered the crowd to applaud.
“I, myself, am focused on winning the House for the Democrats,” Pelosi said, “and I intend to have that accomplished by this year.”
She has previously said she will win next year’s election THIS November.
“I, uh, we have— with, with the— in a very gerrymandered, voter suppressed arena we won 40 s— we net-gained 40 seats in the last election, that was remarkable.
“We have over 60-some, uh, 65 new members of Congress. They’re fantastic, beautifully diverse. Our caucus is 60 percent women, people of color, LGBTQ. That is an applause line!” she said, pointing at the audience.
They came through after an awkward silence.
Earlier this year, Pelosi told a roomful of mayors when to clap for her.
After thanking a member of her audience, she said, “That’s an applause line! I’ll let you know.”
She followed through on her promise.
After claiming Democrats support “strong border security initiatives,” she said, “Do you want to— let’s hear it for border security!” as she held her hand up to call for a response.
Moments later, she called for applause from the bipartisan group for the Democrat majority in the House.
“The American people elected a House majority that would— that’s an applause line! Not for everybody maybe,” she said.
The House Speaker suffered several bizarre flubs during the appearance at The United States Conference of Mayors meeting in January.
“And we will strengthen our democracy by passing the Equality Act, that is an act to end discrimination against LG— LGTB community,” she said, messing up the acronym.
“There are two challenges, uh, well, actually three that I want to just close with and that is are— these are the f— these wh— here they are!” she said with a flustered laugh.
Suffering a brain freeze, Pelosi said, “We have to think in a very— dra— drastic way about this,” she told the mayors.
Wrapping up, she flubbed an attempt to connect with the audience.
“We must embrace innovation, inclusion, we just have to establish your motto that you have put forth here today,” she said, fumbling through her papers.
“We’re coming back to it here,” she continued, stalling and reading.
“You know it,” she said, hoping the audience would bail her out of the awkward moment.
“Infrastructure, inno-vution,” she said, botching “innovation,” “inclusion,” she said.
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:16 am