Last Updated on September 22, 2020
In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos this past weekend, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) seemed to have a blank moment on camera, perhaps hearing conflicting audio with her earpiece, and responded to a question “Good morning, Sunday morning,” before apparently remembering she was on live television and attempting to finish the question.
After receiving a coherent answer from Pelosi, Stephanopoulos continued the interview by asking the 80-year-old, “But to be clear, you’re not taking any arrows out of your quiver, you’re not ruling anything out?”
“Good morning, Sunday morning,” she said laughing, before pausing and stammering briefly. Pelosi then continued, answering the question, “The uh, we have a responsibility, we take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) September 21, 2020
Pelosi has had a series of awkward moments with the press and public in recent months. Most recently, Pelosi broke local COVID-19 ordinances that forbade hair salons from operations, and then later claimed she was “set up” by the salon after her actions became national news.
Earlier this year, Pelosi referred to George Floyd, the suspected fraudster who died in Minneapolis police custody in May, as “George Kirby,” potentially mistaking the man for a famous comedian from the 1940s.
Nancy Pelosi mistakes George Floyd’s name, calls him “George Kirby” while discussing the name of the Democrats' bill pic.twitter.com/GouW6MNGxK
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 26, 2020
Around the same time, Pelosi knelt to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter and was unable to return to her feet on her own volition, requiring several younger, more fit individuals to offer support as the octogenarian regained her balance.
Your leaders are weak, old, and stupid. pic.twitter.com/sr3MAHw4Jz
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸☢️ (@ColumbiaBugle) June 8, 2020