Last Updated on September 13, 2019
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appeared to lose control during a press conference on Thursday, blurting out an obscenity when asked if she would impeach President Donald Trump.
The press conference was the first of its type held by Pelosi since the congressional summer recess, and many reporters in the press room were chomping at the bit to ask Pelosi about impeachment.
The Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee had previously approved its own parameters for an impeachment probe against President Trump, but Pelosi herself repeatedly ducked questions concerning the ominous “i-word.”
Over the course of some twenty-odd minutes, Pelosi repeatedly shut down queries about the House probe, before finally appearing to lose all control at the end of the presser.
“And just to follow up,” a female reporter could heard asking, “are you uncomfortable with the term impeachment inquiry? Is there another term we should be using?”
A visibly exasperated Pelosi threw up her hands and shook her head, then appeared to try to leave the dais.
“I’m not… thank you all very much, love to see you,” the House Speaker said, before apparently changing her mind and returning to the microphone.
“We are on our path. Where it takes us is, where the f**k, we will follow the facts. That’s what it is,” Pelosi snapped.
The House Speaker went on to lampoon Mitch McConnell and other Republican officials for another minute or so before finally departing the podium.
In recent months, Pelosi has struggled to steer freshman members of the party back to the center as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) pushes for the Green New Deal and other members of The Squad push for gun control.
Curiously, it seems that none of the reporters in the the room, nor their respective media outlets, made any mention of Pelosi’s vulgar faux pas at the press conference, with most writing that the Speaker simply “pushed back” when asked about impeachment.