Pelosi has bizarre moment: “We do not say open sesame, we say open Biden”

by Peter Heck · Mar 7th, 2021 1:51 pm
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Last Updated Mar 10th, 2021 at 5:28 am

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told a bizarre story Friday about a meeting her grandchildren had with President Joe Biden. The story she referenced came from a time when Biden was still a Senator, but it seemed that Pelosi was using the account in an effort to praise the president for being "forward-looking."

"And all of a sudden, I hear them [grandchildren] pronounce, ‘In order to open these doors, we do not say open sesame, we say Open Biden,'" Pelosi recounted. "Open Biden? I love it. Now more than ever, we need a battle-tested, forward-looking leader who will fight for the people, a president with the values, experience, and the strategic thinking to bring our nation together and to build a better, fairer world for our children."

The remarks drew immediate comparison to Pelosi's now-famous interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos last September. During a conversation about a potential second impeachment of then-president Donald Trump, Pelosi seemed to become confused and slightly disoriented before blurting out, "Good morning, Sunday morning."

Stephanopoulos had asked, "To be clear, you're not taking any arrows out of your quiver, you're not ruling anything out," before Pelosi made her bizarre remark. She then laughed and continued talking without answering the host's question. Stephanopoulos looked stunned for a moment before shifting to a confused posture as he pushed forward with the interview.

Pelosi will turn 81 this month.


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