House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has developed a habit of making largely incomprehensible assertions during media appearances, and her recent attempt to rally Democratic voters to the polls is yet another example.
During an interview on ABC’s This Week, she appeared to liken the Republican Party’s legacy on COVID-19 policy to elephant manure, as reported by Fox News.
“We want it as soon as possible”
The bizarre exchange came during an on-air discussion with host George Stephanopoulos on Sunday regarding her motive for seeking a deal on a second round of coronavirus relief.
“Because we want to have an agreement we can come to negotiation, and we can do it now but what’s the difference, a few days, except we can have it before the election, w0hich we want it as soon as possible,” Pelosi said.
She went on to say that she wants to see progress because she does not “want to have to be sweeping after this dumpings of this elephant as we go into a new presidency in a few short months.”
Pelosi expressed her hope that a 48-hour deadline for reaching a bipartisan agreement would prove successful, according to The Hill.
“The 48 only relates to if we want to get it done before the election, which we do,” she told Stephanopoulos. “I’m optimistic because, again, we’ve been back and forth on all of this.”
“Might not be finished by Election Day”
Her attention-grabbing rhetoric in this interview came on the heels of another eyebrow-raising comment during a television appearance.
When CNN’s Wolf Blitzer pointed out that she was under pressure from members of her own party to compromise with the Trump administration, she lashed out.
“What I say to you is I don’t know why you’re always an apologist, and many of your colleagues [are] apologists for the Republican position,” she said.
While the deadline passed on Tuesday without a deal announced, Pelosi said the process will continue, describing the ultimatum as “the day where we would have our terms on the table, to be able to go to the next step.”
As a result, she declared that the two sides “could still continue the negotiations” but that a deal “might not be finished by Election Day.”