You are currently viewing Pelosi Stares Down Reporter And Then Snaps: ‘What Are You Talking About?’

Pelosi Stares Down Reporter And Then Snaps: ‘What Are You Talking About?’

  • Post author:
  • Post category:US News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not having a great week.

While briefly speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Pelosi was asked about her handling and plan for the House voting on raising the debt ceiling so Democrats can attempt to pass their two massive spending bills.

But when CNN’s Manu Raju pressed Pelosi on reports that she has been trying to strongarm her colleagues into helping pass the measures, Pelosi appeared to get quite angry.

“How much closer are they to an agreement with the Senate right now? Did the president indicate –” Raju began before Pelosi cut him off.

“You’ll have to talk to him about that,” Pelosi snapped back.

“Why get mad at members, twist the arms of moderates if this is not going to move anywhere?” Raju asked.

“What are you talking about? We have a responsibility to uphold – to lift up the full faith and credit of the United States of America. That’s what we have to do. These members have all voted for this last week,” Pelosi charged.

“So if they’re concerned how it might be in an add, it’s already in an add. Let’s give every confidence that we will do that. We cannot predicate our actions in the House on what could happen in the Senate. We can when we’re coming to an agreement on a bill, but in terms of this, I have no patience for people not voting,” she added.

Pelosi then went on another wild rant.

“So we had a very productive meeting. Today is the baseball game. So our hero for baseball is Cedric Richmond. Cedric Richmond is a very important appointment of President Biden to his administration, and he came and spoke baseball using those analogies which are very, shall we say, clear, to talk about where we need to be. It was actually – well, you can talk baseball later,” Pelosi said.

“I spent a good deal of time in the meeting talking about the debt ceiling because we have to get that done. It would be $15 trillion in household wealth would go down the drain. Unemployment would go up to 9%. It would double. It would be increased interest on car loans, credit card bills, mortgages, anything you’re paying interest on. So this is something that has to be done,” she added.

“The fact that the Republicans are being so irresponsible is no surprise, but nonetheless, disappointing as always. So in any event, that’s what we spent most of our time on, the debt ceiling. In terms of giving people an update as to where we are, the president is negotiating, as is well known – I keep reading it in the daily metropolitan journal about that, that it is what is happening,” she said.

“We’re hoping we can come to a place. It’s not about a dollar amount. The dollar amount, as the president has said, is zero. This bill will be paid for. It’s about what are the values that we share and how we prioritize them. That’s the place we will go,” she said.

Pelosi concluded: “I have calmness because I have confidence in our House Democrats. They care about America’s working families universally. The vision that the president has put forth is one that we share. As a Democratic Party, we have our differences of opinion.”