New Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi has sort of a reputation for sometimes being a rambling, incoherent mess when delivering press conferences and speeches.
Well, her first speech to Congress as House Speaker illustrated quite clearly why it is she has this reputation, as she got a bit confused, stating she may have skipped over a few pages of her notes and wasn’t sure what happened.
But have no fear, folks. The left says the nation is in good hands with Pelosi.
“As we take the oath of office today, we accept responsibility as daunting and demanding as any that previous generations of leadership have faced,” Pelosi said.take our poll - story continues below
During a moment of applause at the end of her speech, Pelosi said on a hot mic: “I think I skipped a couple pages. I’m not sure.”
Nancy Pelosi gets confused during her first speech to Congress after becoming House Speaker: "I think I skipped a couple pages. I’m not sure." pic.twitter.com/VNUE0wt4vc
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 3, 2019
Here’s a small transcribed sample of her remarks. You can read the full speech over at the Daily Wire, linked below.
Thank you, Leader McCarthy. I look forward to working with you in a bipartisan way for the good of our country, respecting the constituents who sent each of us here.
Every two years, we gather in this chamber for a sacred ritual. Under the dome of this temple of our democracy, the Capitol of the United States, we renew our great American experiment.
I am particularly proud to be the woman Speaker of the House of this Congress, which marks 100 years of women winning the right to vote, as we serve with more than 100 women in the House of Representatives – the highest number in history.
Each of us comes to this chamber strengthened by the trust of our constituents and the love of our families. We welcome all your families who are with us today.
Let me thank my family: my husband Paul; our five children Nancy Corinne, Christine, Jacqueline, Paul, and Alexandra; our grandchildren, and my D’Alesandro family from Baltimore.
Here in spirit are my mother and father and my brother Tommy, who taught us through their example that public service is a noble calling, and that we should serve with our hearts full of love – and that America’s heart is full of love.
In that spirit, let me especially thank my constituents in San Francisco, who have entrusted me to represent them in Congress in the spirit of Saint Francis, our patron saint – whose song of Saint Francis is our anthem: “Lord, make me a channel of thy peace” – as we beautifully sang in church this morning.
And let us all thank our men and women in uniform, veterans, and their families and caregivers, whose service reminds us of our mission: to build a future worthy of their sacrifice.
We enter this new Congress with a sense of great hope and confidence for the future, and deep humility and prayerfulness in the face of the challenges ahead.
Our nation is at an historic moment. Two months ago, the American people spoke, and demanded a new dawn.
They called upon the beauty of our Constitution: our system of checks and balances that protects our democracy, remembering that the legislative branch is Article I: the first branch of government, co-equal to the president and judiciary.
How can the Constitution be hailed by Pelosi as beautiful if all she and the rest of the Democratic Party want to fundamentally alter almost every piece of it? If it was truly beautiful in her eyes, would she not be fighting to preserve it in all of its glory?
Instead, Pelosi wants to strip away gun rights, deny the unborn their God-given right to life, place limits on freedom of speech, and so on.
That hardly sounds like someone who loves the Constitution.
Anyway, get ready for a season filled with all sorts of blathering nonsense and incoherencies as Pelosi will nonstop be in the news from this point forward.
Source: Daily Wire