Happy Thanksgiving: Bizarre Nancy Pelosi breakdown caught on tape

February 17, 2019

Things got ugly on Valentine’s Day when Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tried to speak without a script.

The House speaker once again found herself stumbling and bumbling through a public appearance on Thursday, when she managed to forget which holiday she was celebrating and mix up the amount of money Democrats plan to spend on rebuilding America’s infrastructure.

“Happy Thanksgiving!”

Pelosi’s first slip-up occurred during a public bill signing held by the California congresswoman on Thursday.

As is customary, she began with a few remarks, commemorating the day.

“Happy Valentine’s Day,” said Pelosi, attempting to speak extemporaneously. “We saluted our victory — or the victory for the American people — earlier with chocolate. Chocolate from California, I call it the champagne of chocolate. So again, I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving. You should go home now to your loved ones.”

No attempt to correct the mistake was made by Pelosi, who seemed to be oblivious to the error.

Take a look:

Fool Me Twice

But that wasn’t Pelosi’s only major snafu of the day.

Earlier on Thursday, at her weekly press conference, Pelosi seemed to have trouble reading the numbers in front of her and struggled to recall the names of the House committees she was discussing: the “committee, uh, uh, uh, committees, the, uh, Ways and Means Committee and the Oversight Committee — Government Reform and Oversight Committee.”

When discussing the allocation of federal funds, Pelosi said “1 billion — uh, 17 billion dollars” would be set aside to “rebuild America’s infrastructure” before mixing up “$9 million” and “$9 billion” on another topic.

Later, when speaking about six appropriation bills that Democrats want to pass, Pelosi held up only five fingers before adding her other thumb to correct her mistake — but that just led to another struggle to find the words she wanted to say.

Indeed, Pelosi seemed often lost for words at her weekly press conference — a trait that is becoming habit for the 78-year-old House speaker. See for yourself:

Suffice it to say, it was a difficult Valentine’s Day for the House speaker.


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Robert Ayers

Robert Ayers is a staff writer for Conservative Institute. He has a bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac University and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut.