And for comic relief on this profoundly dispiriting week in Washington D.C., we have Nancy Pelosi. Because even when all else seems lost in politics, we’ll always have the House minority leader’s hijinks to keep us entertained.
Before the hearing, Rep. Pelosi decided to share some thoughts on the process. And, of course, she did it in the inimitable stuttering, slurring style we’ve all come to know and love.
During the video, Pelosi claimed that Christine Blasey Ford had been “assaulted” by the GOP (apparently for even questioning her account) in addition to the assault that she automatically assumes Brett Kavanaugh inflicted on her and the assault of having her name released.
Here’s a video from the American Mirror. See if you can notice one thing about what Pelosi calls Kavanaugh.
“The assault by the cowardice of the Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee to act in a manner in which they did, the process does not serve justice, does not serve seeing truth, does not serve the integrity of the Court, and does not serve the respect for women in our country,” Pelosi said.
“Three attacks. So let’s hope as we go forward that … Justice — Judge — not to be Justice, Judge Kavanaugh will not — that he will withdraw his name,” Pelosi added.
Good work there, Nancy.
As the Mirror pointed out, there was plenty of other brain freezing going on there; “stell” for “tell” or “rallegations” for “allegations.” In other words, it was mostly Scooby Doo talk.
“Justice,” however, may have been an accurate prediction, if one she didn’t intend to make.
Beyond the Kavanaugh case and its implications, which are indeed serious, I think we should probably take a minute and point out this isn’t the first such video of Rep. Pelosi that the American Mirror has managed to put together. In fact, you could pretty much do one for every other press conference she holds.
While Donald Trump’s verbal infelicity is often put into hyper-relief by the media, Pelosi’s diminishing rhetorical returns have been evident for quite a while now.
I understand the leadership position can be a tiring one, but it’s clearly taken more than a bit of a toll on Pelosi, whose performances in the Trump era have been deer-in-headlights-esque.
The slurring and stuttering wasn’t the most offensive part of this whole thing, though. The assumption that Kavanaugh assaulted Ford — even though he was never even charged with the act, much less accused of it until he was nominated to the Supreme Court — should be odious to anyone who has some respect for the concept of innocent until proven guilty.
Oh, and then there was the part about her being “victimized” by her name being leaked. Well, Rep. Pelosi, the letter in question was passed through two sets of hands: Rep. Anna Eshoo and Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Both are from your home state of California and both — more importantly — are Democrats. In other words, when it came to this being leaked, it was either a Democrat or one of their staff members, assumedly members of the same party.
If this really is an “assault,” Rep. Pelosi, it’s one perpetrated by members of your own party. But then, most of the proven assaults in this case have been perpetrated by the party of the left. Assault on the norms of the confirmation process? Check. Assault on the concept of innocent until proven guilty? Check. Assault on the accuser through leaking the letter? Check.
Not knowing the right words at the right time is one thing. Not knowing the basic facts is another.
Give her this much: She probably got “justice” right. It was definitely a mistake, likely out of her craven fear that Kavanaugh would win this showdown. He did.
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