On Sunday September 20, 2020, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi went on ABC News with George Stephanopoulos where she was questioned about Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s Supreme Court vacancy.
At the 6:20 mark, Mr. Stephanopoulos asked Madam Speaker a follow up question, “But to be clear, you’re not taking any arrows out of your quiver, you’re not ruling anything out?”
Speaker Pelosi appears to have an unusual moment where she responds after a moment of pause with, “Good morning. Sunday morning.”
George Stephanopoulos immediately looked into the camera and had an uncomfortable smile. Nancy Pelosi continued with “We have a responsibility. We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. We have a responsibility to meet the needs of the American people. That, us, is, us. When we weigh the equities protecting our Democracy, requires us to use every arrow in our quiver.”
Mr. Stephanopoulos did not ask any questions about the awkward moment, but asked one final question before ending the interview. Clips have surfaced throughout the internet of this moment, and the fact that no person in power has questioned the mental capabilities of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Nancy Pelosi represents California’s 12ths Congressional District, which contains four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco, California. She was elected in 1987, and was re-elected to her 18th term in 2020, as there are no term limits imposed to Congressional seats. Mrs. Pelosi has been Speaker of the House since January of 2019, and was previously Speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011. She was also House Minority Leader from 2003-2007 and 2011-2019.