Rep. Nancy Pelosi just got gut punched during prime-time TV on Monday night, joining CNN’s Chris Cuomo for a town hall.
Delivering the blow was Jake Lee, a small business owner from West Hollywood, CA.
It seems the question he had for Nancy was too much for her to handle.
“Good evening, madam leader. Before the election on November 8, your side of the aisle were asking for the former head of the FBI to resign,” said Lee. “Now that he has been let go, why the sudden and selective outrage from your side of the aisle?”
Lee just went there. You can imagine the shock Nancy went through, because she was visibly befuddled.
“Some people were asking to be let go,” she said inexplicably (presumably she meant asking that former FBI Director James Comey be let go). But she went on, her hands flailing about wildly and her eyes growing wide as saucers.
“I said I thought that it wasn’t a good — well suit — he wasn’t well-suited to the heat that comes with the job, but I never said that he should be fired,” Pelosi said.
(Perhaps technically true, but you’d have to give her comments back on Nov. 2 a liberal reading. On CNN that day, she suggested Comey might soon be out. “Maybe he’s not in the right job,” Pelosi said. “I think that we have to just get through this election and just see what the casualties are along the way.” Now if that’s not a veiled threat, I don’t know what is. And many people in her party were calling for him to be canned).
But back to our story, with Pelosi in mid-gesticulation. “And for the president of the United States to fire with his own self-admission that he didn’t like — he was tired of the Russia-Trump probe, is, uh, is, uh, uh, distressing. It’s distressing. We believe in the FBI as being an independent law enforcement agency, to be respected, and not to be fired by president because he’s tired of an investigation they’re doing.”
What a theatrical scene, no?
Nancy Pelosi is always fun to watch when she starts freaking out.
During the same town hall, surprisingly enough, when asked about impeaching Donald Trump, she said that was a bit extreme.
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“You’re talking about impeachment,” she said, “you’re talking about ‘what are the facts?’ Not, ‘I don’t like him,’ and ‘I don’t like his hair,’ what are the facts? ‘I don’t like what he said about this’ – what are the facts that you would make a case on? What are the rules that he may have violated?” she said.
“If you don’t have that case, you’re just participating in more hearsay. And that’s not the basis of a… and we owe the American people just some stability in all of this.”