Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has a long and checkered history of speech blunders and flubs – she once suggested using lawn mowers to improve border security – added to her list on Thursday, muttering into an open mike after she opened Congress, “I think I skipped a couple pages. I’m not sure.”
The American Mirror reported that it was during Pelosi’s first speech to the new Congress, with her Democrat Party in the majority for the next two years.
It was just hours earlier that she claimed in an interview that the Constitution makes her “equal” to a president.
She said: “As we take the oath of office today we accept responsibility as daunting and demanding as any that previous generations of leadership have faced. Guided by the vision and values of our founders, the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, and the aspirations that we have for our children, let us meet that responsibility with wisdom, with courage and with grace.
She continued, “Together we will let it be known that this house will truly be the people’s house.”
Then she shuffled some pages.
“Let us pray,” she said, “That God will bless our work and crown our good with brotherhood and sisterhood from sea to shining sea.
“God bless you all and God bless the United States of America.”
Then she said, “I think I skipped a couple pages, I’m not sure.”
Reports revealed at the 2018 elections that having the Democrats in the majority in the House probably is a good thing for President Trump’s 2020 plans, since it makes the Democrats responsible for the work of government, too.
The result prompted commentator Joseph Curl to proclaim, “Here Come the Crazies! Nancy Pelosi as Speaker, Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff, Elijah Cummings in Leadership Roles.”
Curl pointed out that Republicans love to connect Democrat candidates to Pelosi, and now she’s in a position for them to do that.
Pelosi’s history of statements supports that perspective. Not too long ago, she told the Texas Tribune that she felt famous feminists “crowding” her in her chair during her first meeting with President George W. Bush in the White House.
“I’d never had this experience before, but I was just crowded in in my chair and I was like, What is happening here?” Pelosi told an audience in the Sept. 29 interview. “And then I realized that, sitting on the chair with me in that White House meeting while President Bush was speaking, was Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, they were all right there on the chair with me. And I heard them say, ‘At last we have a seat at the table.’”
She also, in an interview with Rolling Stone, struggled to remember the name of the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell and had to be prompted by aides. She’s frequently suffered faced spasms, brain freezes and inserted the wrong words in her speeches.
“As we all know that the, uh, the, um, the Republicans have this tax cuts for the rich — 83% of the benefits going to the top 1%, 86 million middle class American families,” she continued, her face spasming, “will be paying, uh, more taxes in the life, of, of the bill, and, what’s important is it increases the deficit when you add in interest on the national, uh, on the uh, tax cut for the cor— corporate to over two, uh, two trillion dollars added to the deficit,” she finally said.
Her lawn mowers comment was reported early in 2018. She suggested “mowing the grass” near the U.S.-Mexico border so that illegal immigrants can’t be smuggled through thick vegetation would be a more effective measure to secure the country than President Trump’s proposed border wall.
“I’m not the wall’s biggest advocate in Congress,” Mrs. Pelosi said in an interview with The Arizona Republic at the time. “But I do know that representatives in the House and senators in that body from the border areas have some serious objection to a wall, because they know how detrimental it can be to the community trade, to all the other aspects of a border.”
“But, again, let’s sit down and talk this through and see what makes sense, not some commitment to a promise that we’re going to build a wall and Mexico’s going to pay for it — that’s never going to happen,” she said.
“Let’s talk about where a more serious structure might be necessary, where fencing will do or mowing the grass so that people can’t be smuggled through the grass — that’s something. Levies, technology, personnel,” she proposed.