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Pelosi Suffers Double Mental Lapse at Press Briefing

By Craig Bannister | August 27, 2020 | 2:31pm EDT
 
 
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In the span of about twelve seconds, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared to suffer two mental lapses as she struggled to find words when answering a question at her Thursday press event.

Asked about House Ways and Committee Chair Richard Neal’s (D-Mass.) court efforts to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns, Pelosi appears to forget her subject (what “people are saying” about the legal battle for the tax returns) – then, seconds later, she pauses to try to find the adjective to describe Neal’s efforts:

“So, he’s there for America's working families. America's families who are impoverished by the loss of a loved one. The breadwinner in the family and the rest.

“In terms of the (pause, struggling to find words) - I can't even believe they would say about the tax returns - Richie Neal has been completely (tries to remember words) - strong and tough-minded on this.

“We are at the mercy of the courts. At the mercy of the courts.”

As CNSNews.com reported, Pelosi suffered a much longer on-camera mental lapse back in June when she lost her train of thought while reading from a letter:

Pelosi reads from the letter, looks away from it for a moment – then loses her train of thought and stutters, unable to collect her thoughts, until she refocuses on the letter:

 “Well, I preface it by saying, as you probably saw, there are military on the steps of Linc--of Lincoln Memorial. The…la…uh...the, uh–what is it?”

“I’ll read it to you,” Pelosi continued, returning to the letter.

Pelosi, who was born on March 26, 1940, is 80 years old.

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