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Nancy Pelosi is not well. The more I watch her on camera, the more I’m convinced of that. Whether it’s her incessant sucking on her teeth, the weird slurring of her words she often slips into, or instances like I’m about to share, this is a person who’s mentally not capable of doing her job anymore.
Today, Pelosi lost it when a reporter asked her about not trying to play social justice warrior with the latest coronavirus relief package.
At first, we see her on screen becoming very animated over being questioned on attempting to shove vote by mail and other “justice” (her words) related issues into the relief bill. Americans are hurting right now and need financial relief, and all Pelosi cares about is getting her pet projects done. It’s disgusting in its own right. Of course, her usage of the word “justice” is purposeful. It’s like a get out of jail free card for Democrats. As long as she says she’s fighting for “justice,” she can do whatever she wants and say whatever she wants, even if it means holding up a bill to save desperate Americans from financial ruin.
Regardless, it’s after Pelosi leaves the podium where things really get weird. You hear the reporter ask her a followup and she absolutely loses it. She starts to yell “no” at the reporter and then like a child not getting their way, begins to rapidly scream “no, no, no, no, no.” This is all happening just out of the camera’s line of sight as another House member attempts to talk. The awkwardness is hard to overstate.
This is the kind of berating of a reporter that a Republican could never get away with. Remember when Martha McSally had the audacity to call a CNN reporter a hack? That was a week’s news cycle culminating in multiple angry letters from various outlets and organizations decrying it as an attack on the press. Pelosi can shout down a reporter and berate her and it’s no big deal, though. You won’t see the media sleuths at CNN cover this because it doesn’t fit their narrative.
What Democrats are allowed to get away with continues to amaze me, but perhaps it shouldn’t. Whether it’s Pelosi getting away with her behavior here, or the more serious issue of her holding up the relief bill for partisan, nonsensical reasons, it’s always good to have a D next to your name.