House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s attempt at math today may explain why the national debt has never been higher.
Appearing on CNN from Dublin, Ireland, Pelosi was attempting to distract from awkward questions about Rep. Ilhan Omar and her anti-Semitism by broadening the discussion to the record number of women in the Congress.
American Mirror reports:
“We have spectacular new members of Congress,” Pelosi told Christiane Amanpour, “over 60 new members.
“Our House Democratic caucus is over 60 percent women, people of color, LGBTQ, uh, the number is growing. 91 women. There are 115 women in Congress,” she continued before stopping, “116.
Fifteen are Republican, 91 are Democrats. We made a decision to grow our numbers, we want more,” she said.
That, of course, totals 106, not 116 or what she initially said, 115. Pew notes 106 women are in the 116th Congress.
Earlier in the appearance, the House Speaker was asked about one of her most inflammatory new caucus members: Rep. Ilhan Omar. In particular, she was asked if she’s spoken to the Muslim congresswoman about her minimization of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“I haven’t had a chance to speak with her. I’m traveling, she’s traveling, but we couldn’t catch up with her and until I talk with somebody, I don’t even know what was said,” Pelosi claimed.
The House Speaker was asked about it last week and she said she would have a conversation with Omar before speaking publicly about it.
From American Mirror