Pelosi confuses viewers during interview on SCOTUS controversy

by Bryan Brammer · Sep 21st, 2020 12:59 pm
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Last Updated Sep 22nd, 2020 at 5:51 pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday confused some viewers after what appeared to be a communications issue during a morning news program.

During an interview on ABC News' "This Week," host George Stephanopoulos asked Pelosi whether House Democrats would attempt to impeach President Trump in order to prevent him from filling the bench after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

"We have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I'm not about to discuss right now, but the fact is we have a big challenge in our country," Pelosi answered. "This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election."

When asked further if Pelosi would take any arrows out of her quiver or "rule anything out," the Speaker of the House delivered an incoherent response following a brief pause.

"Good morning, Sunday morning," she said while laughing.

After another short pause, Pelosi continued.

"We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. We have a responsibility to meet the needs of the American people," Pelosi added. "When we weigh the equities of protecting our democracy, it requires us to use every arrow in our quiver."

Users on social media immediately responded to Pelosi's gaffe, with one suggesting how they could use the House Speaker's approach to avoid answering a difficult question or to get out of an argument.


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