After Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced his retirement from politics, all eyes are on Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and what she will do next. Could she be the next Speaker?
But shortly after Ryan’s announcement Wednesday, while addressing reporters, Pelosi suffered visible face spasms, frequently confused words, and had serious “brain freezes.”
Here’s the transcript: “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.”
Pelosi had serious trouble speaking extemporaneously and desperately tried to get back to her prepared remarks: “They want to pass this balanced budget amendment which removes… which attacks…” Then added, “All along the Republicans have fought to destroy those bedrack [sic] guarantees.”
Trying to get back on track, Pelosi added, “And when they talk about what some of their priorities are, they, they most always talk about Medicare and Soc— Medicaid and Social Security.” Then, she struggled to add, “And we’re going to defend Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. I can’t say those three names, uh, uh, those pillars, uh, en— enough.”
Then she said the GOP “straddled” America with a “$1 trillion Trump deficit.” Pelosi meant to say “saddled.”
If this is the best Democrats have to offer for Speaker of the House of Representatives, they are in serious trouble.
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Source: Washington Post