What does Joe Biden know that the rest of us don’t?
The Democrat appeared to refer to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as “the minority leader” at an event on Tuesday, according to Breitbart.
Another Biden misstep
Biden was declared the president-elect by media outlets on Saturday, but President Donald Trump has refused to concede the race and has expressed confidence he will win when voter fraud has been taken into account.
At an event days after he claimed victory, Biden indicated that he might have been confused about what office Pelosi, currently third in line for the presidency, holds. When asked about whether he was in contact with congressional leaders, he seemed to refer to Pelosi as the “minority leader.”
“I have spoken to the leader and spoken to the minority leader in the House, and one of the urgent things that need be done is people need relief right now,” Biden said, according to Breitbart.
The current minority leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), told the Daily Caller that Biden has not reached out to him, Breitbart reported, and Biden said that he has not spoken to Mitch McConnell (R-KY). It seems Biden is either lying, or confused. Another possibility is that Biden was referring to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
Here’s video — possible he meant Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pic.twitter.com/jEIO7z3yZl
— Christian Datoc (@TocRadio) November 10, 2020
A “blue wave” missed
Democrats, for their part, are expected to hold the majority in the House, but by a narrower margin than in decades after a hoped-for “blue wave” never arrived last Tuesday. Pelosi, 80, is running for another term as speaker, but McCarthy recently said that she could be derailed.
“To become speaker you have to have 218 votes on the floor. When she went up for that vote two years ago, there were 15 Democrats who voted against her. Ten of those Democrats will be coming back to Congress,” he explained, according to the Washington Examiner. “If those 10 vote against her again, she will not be speaker of the House, because she won’t have 218 because of the gains of Republicans.”
Biden, meanwhile, said in a speech last week that “230 million thousand” people have died from the coronavirus, The Sun reported, another one of many gaffes that have shadowed his presidential campaign.
“I hope it can provide some comfort and solace to the more than 230-million-thousand families who have lost a loved one to this terrible virus this year,” Biden remarked.
It looks like Biden’s “transition” isn’t going as well as one might have hoped.