House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi during a Sunday event in NY City appeared to suffer bouts of memory loss during a speech that centered around Obamacare.
During a Sunday event at the 92nd Street Y, Pelosi would awkwardly stop mid-sentence repeatedly, stare at the audience, and then continue speaking.
About her father, Pelosi said, “He was part of a group called the Berkson Group and they did rallies and pageants and parades and um, and when he stood up on the floor of Congress, ‘I stand here as a representative of the …” and trailed off, gazing at the audience at a loss for words.
Recalling what she was saying, Pelosi continued and added, “members of the Jewish army.”
Speaking about Obamacare, she said, “Home care — some, you know, people are at home but they still get care from, uh … from Medicaid,” she said, once again lapsing into silence while staring at the crowd.
Later, continuing to talk about Medicaid, Pelosi added, “It will have a tremendous impact on what families can do for their children … ” and motioned with her hands, as if searching the air for the words, and added, “with relationship to what they need to do.”
See the strange video below.
Pelosi’s continued strange behavior will likely do little to alleviate the concerns many Democrats are now voicing about their leader. The dozen Democrats who huddled last week to talk about a new leadership regime haven’t met again and don’t plan to reconvene until after the July 4 recess. Some members of the group admit they don’t even know how that would work procedurally, questioning the seriousness of the effort.
And Pelosi, while significantly unpopular overall with voters, still has strong support within the Democratic base. While only 31 percent of voters in the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll said they view Pelosi favorably, 49 percent of Democrats polled view her favorably with many saying they want her to stay on as leader.