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With Congress about to take up a new pandemic relief package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is back in the limelight, as she can control the destiny of any such effort in the lower chamber.
And as usual, the frail 80-year-old Democrat is throwing around her considerable weight as speaker to dictate the outcome, even bullying reporters who dare question the process — then again, Pelosi is accustomed to a docile press corp.
At a press briefing Monday, Pelosi had a full scale meltdown when a reporter tried to ask her if she was willing to support a short-term extension of unemployment benefits while lawmakers work on a broader coronavirus relief package.
Nancy Pelosi has a mental breakdown on camera ..starts yelling “NO” over and over at a reporter …pic.twitter.com/NTY9YV6XH4
— Ruthann (@TeaBoots) July 25, 2020
“Are you considering extending these benefits for a month or two while you continue negotiations?” the unidentified reporter asked.
Before the journalist could even spit out the entire question, Pelosi was saying no.
Pelosi was in the process of turning over the podium and as the reporter pressed on the issue, Pelosi is heard off camera almost shrieking, “No!”
“No, no, no!” she said repeatedly, clearly yelling at the reporter. “Pass the bill.”
Just as she tried to do before, Pelosi is hoping to exploit the suffering of the American people brought on by the pandemic to cram a bunch of liberal goodies in any new bill — she voiced the “priority” of “vote by mail” as one desire.
A priority she described Monday as “justice.”
House Democrats approved a sweeping $3 trillion relief plan two months ago, chock full of liberal goodies unrelated to the pandemic, but Republicans are looking at a $1 trillion measure that will reduce the $600 weekly jobless benefit noticably.
Having little shame, Pelosi tried to slip in funding for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the U.S., in an earlier measure.
That she so boldly bullies the media speaks volumes about the state of journalism today — when President trump gets into a scrap with aggressive reporters looking for their “gotcha” moment, it’s front page news.
For Pelosi, it garners nary a ripple, unless it’s an effort to show how “tough” she is.
Here’s a sampling of the responses from Twitter, as one social media user asked, “How do these clowns remain in office?”
Pelosi has a psychological problem, in addition to being a radical leftist, she tries to help Biden by attacking the government whenever she can. She wants more left and communism, they will not know how to start the economy and what to do with her comrade friends!
— Jorge Espinosa (@jeen511) July 26, 2020
How do these clowns remain in office?
— Trump2Q2Q 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 (@mcox10306) July 26, 2020
I do believe she has lost her mind completely and they’re just using electrodes to keep her animated
— N8 (@NightwatchN8) July 26, 2020
Listen carefully. She actually asks the reporter if she understands what no means. 😂
— DEFUND Planned Parenthood 🇺🇸 (@DEVOlutionistt) July 26, 2020
So people are clear, Democrats are refusing to sign an extension until something better can be worked out…I believe both parties are guilty here, but the Deomcrats just love holding Americans hostage…just pass an extension and see where it goes from there…
— Chris Toole🇺🇸🇺🇸💪🏼😉 (@ChrisOG4life) July 26, 2020
— Reopen Pa 🇺🇸 #ALLLIVESMATTER #JESUSMATTERS (@Dunmoreweather) July 26, 2020
@SpeakerPelosi 😂 NO NO NO…….hey you spitting spuddering cud chewing loon thanks for the entertainment next time do it in front of camers so we can add to the drama of you stomping you feet like a child !! YOUR ALL GOING DOWN !! https://t.co/9zuCZnafPR
— Cheryl White (@JohnWhi95950912) July 26, 2020
Pelosi has lost her mind. No, no, NO, no, no, … 11 times. She throws a tantrum for being called out for trying to stuff vote by mail in COVID relief package, along with other liberal garbage. Says vote by mail is about justice. This woman is BAD for America. Period. https://t.co/tnH6FlSNdX
— Justbrowsing1 (@Justbrowsing120) July 25, 2020